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Old April 7 2013, 01:03 AM   #415
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Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I assume that anyone who ever served in Starfleet - even if they only attended the Academy for a short time and didn't even graduate, like Nikolai or Merik - was bound by Starfleet regulations. I don't see why this shouldn't be the case.
I don't see any reason to take for granted that it would. Any permanent and binding oath taken to uphold Starfleet regulations and directives would logically be sworn at the time of acceptance of an officer's commission (i.e., upon completion of studies and graduation from Starfleet Academy - not before.)

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As for civilians in the Federation, it remains to be seen whether there is an equivalent of the Logan Act.
That's more than a bit of a reach, and not a reasonable equivalent to what one would expect a "civilian Prime Directive" to be like.
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