Given how pervasive conspiracy-theory stories are, including stories about government conspiracies using black vehicles, I'm sure the similarities are coincidental.
Good point, but what about the same type of Borg connection in both continuities? I suppose they also could be coincidental, though that seems a bit less likely than the conspiracy-theory stories thing. Anyway, I wanna make clear I'm not necessarily saying the Shatnerverse books are being drawn on by The Supreme Court. I'm just pointing out the similarities between the two realities.