Poll of the Week: Rule of Law

Poll of the Week: Rule of Law

Over the many series and movies of Star Trek we were shown a bright future where the many worlds of the Federation live and work together as a grand galactic society. Like any society, the Federation had rules, law and courts as well as a military in the form of Starfleet. Starfleet like many militaries has a JAG and that is what we saw most often on screen.
Many episodes dealt with legal issues or were full blown court dramas! Who could forget Captain Picard being called to the stand by Admiral Satie during her conspiracy witch hunt aboard the Enterprise-D? Or when Worf was put on trial for supposedly destroying a Klingon ship full of civilians, in a rather nail biting episode of DS9? Voyager’s Doctor found himself in the center of a case that questioned his right to control his own work and his very status in the Federation. Data had to prove his sentience in court when he was to be disassembled and studied against his will.
So many awesome examples of legal themes were shown over the years. This week we ask: What episode was your favorite that dealt with the subject of law? Tell us in the forums!
This question comes from our General Trek Category. Where the polls focus on moments, characters, starships, and episodes from the various series and movies.

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