Decision made by that renowned jurist and Federation legal scholar, Jen-Luc Picard. Uh huh. I notice it, I just don't see his authority to do it, in addition to not recognizing his qualifications to interpret the treaty. Who the hell is Picard to interpret the legality of Federation treaties, especially as regards his superiors? This was for the Federation Council--the civilian government--to decide. Picard must have been watching TOS, he was mavericking like Kirk.