Re: Section 31 after DS9
Just bring S31 into the fold - to become answerable to the democratically elected leaders of the federation
But that doesn't work, because doing so would defeat the entire purpose of S31's existence. The whole point is that they answer to no one so they can do whatever is "necessary" to "protect" the Federation.
Not saying I agree with their methods, but legitimacy and S31 simply aren't compatible.
"Quite possibly, the five Jem'Hadar could turn Data into a collection of four spasming limbs, one helpless torso, and one head that shouts insults at them like the Black Knight from the Monty Python sketch." -Timo Saloniemi