Robert Maxwell wrote:
Federation had legal jurisdiction over those settlers
The Human migrants were living on a planet outside of the boundaries of the Federation, exactly how does the Federation have legal jurisdiction?
It's dubious because it was being sold to the Federation by the Son'a, who were not the most trustworthy folks to begin with.
And when the Sona brought the idea to the Federation, Starfleet's best scientific minds looked at it.
And the Sona were truthful about the particles, where they were, and what they could do.
Their "family problems" were a outside matter, and none of the Federation's business.