United States of America, 2051 A.D.
It has been twenty years since Eustace Fargo’s justice bill was passed. There are new weapons on the streets and vast city blocks rising to the sky, as the first human being sets out to visit another star system. New York, California and Texas cry out for autonomy, chafing against a federal government they feel has lost control.
Reeling from news of Chief Justice Fargo’s death in service, the nation asks: has it all been worth it?