Courtrooms are sometimes scenes of high drama and their decisions are important sources of authority. So it is only natural that fictional court cases feature in science fiction.


Science FictionEdit

  • Amalgamated Products v. Hendricks - Ben H. Winters's novel Underground Airlines, p. 19
  • Allison, Allison & Allison v. The State of California - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools, p. 140
  • Durksen v. Hawksworth - Robert J. Sawyer's 2013 novel Red Planet Blues, p. 131. This U.S. Supreme Crt. decision held that a mind transferred from a biological human body to an artifical human body - that of U.S. President Durksen - also transferred legal personhood.
  • NAR v. United States - Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Kube-McDowell's 1999 novel Trigger, p. 382.
  • People of the Colony of Baphomet v. Jamshar Singh, Deceased - H. Beam Piper's novel Little Fuzzy, p. 164
  • Reinsberg vs. the State of Missouri - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Stranger in a Strange Land, p. 52
  • The Unadmitted Peoples of Antarctica v. Robert Wengernook, Brian Overwhite, Major General Roger Tarmac, Dr. William Randstable,Reverend Peter Sparrow, George Paxton - James Morrow's 1986 novel This is the Way the World Ends, p. 169
  • In the 2006 film Idiocracy the United States has replaced the Supreme Court with the "Extreme Court", which sentences the protagonist of the film to a "rehabilitation" death match.

Other GenresEdit

  • Jarndyce v. Jarndyce - Charles Dickens's novel Bleak House. This is English Court of Chancery case involves the fate of a large inheritance which drags on for so many generations that legal costs devour the entire estate. Dickens used it to attack the chancery court system as being near totally worthless.