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Baby Groot – From Custody to Child Endangerment with Nuclear Weapons

Baby Groot is adorable...and a dancing his way into great legal issues. Just who is Baby Groot’s legal guardian? All of the Guardians acted as...

Yondu Was Right to Not Give Star-Lord to Ego in 1988

The first Guardians of the Galaxy film established that the Ravager Yondu was hired by Peter Quill’s father, to bring the young Peter to...

Star Wars: The Legality of Vader’s Boarding Parties

It’s May the 4th, which means that all Star Wars fans are morally bound to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away for...

Tale as Old as Crime: Maurice’s False Imprisonment

While Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, the fact is Beast may have violated some historically recognized criminal law....

Star Trek Panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con

We had an amazing time at our first Silicon Valley Comic Con. Thank you to everyone who filled our seminar room on Sunday morning....

What Countries Can X-23 Claim Citizenship?

Logan is an excellent X-Men movie. One basic human question in the film is the legal status of the “new mutants” that were born...

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Legality of Vader’s Boarding Parties

It’s May the 4th, which means that all Star Wars fans are morally bound to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away for an entire 24 hours. The Legal Geeks is no exception,...

Rogue One: The Jedha Ambush & The Law

The Empire’s vile use of the Death Star, enslavement of entire worlds, and wrinkly psychopathic ruler generally don’t make for good examples when it comes to abiding by the law of war. Nevertheless, just...

The New Republic v. Admiral Rae Sloane: The Case Against Star Wars’ Most Wanted...

For the average Imperial officer, being deemed the “most wanted Imperial war criminal” is pretty low on the list of desirable titles, alongside “Vader Force-choke practice dummy,” “Palpatine dental hygienist,” and “airlock tester.” In...

The Rebel Bunch: The Legal Status of Rebel Fighters in Rogue One

  Warning: Rogue One spoilers ahead. “You’re all rebels, aren’t you?” With all the moving pieces in Rogue One, don’t feel bad if you came away a little confused about how exactly the Rebel Alliance is composed. After...

Who Owns the Millennium Falcon?

In The Force Awakens, the Millennium Falcon starts out in the hands of Unkar Plutt, who stole it from the Irving Boys, who stole it from Gannis Ducain, who stole it from Han Solo,...
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The Original Sin of Gamma Bombs & Proximate Cause

Marvel's Original Sin limited series Hulk vs Iron Man has a simple premise: Tony Stark was paid $500,000 (Stark's Daily Rate) and 2 Bottles...

Does Thor Working with the US Government Violate the Establishment Clause?

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” United States Constitution, Amendment I,...

She-Hulk and Daredevil Do Not Know California Trial Procedure

She-Hulk #9 is a courtroom drama with Daredevil facing off against She-Hulk in Los Angeles Superior Court over the wrongful death case of Sam...

The Giant-Man Sized Murder-For-Hire Issues in Ant-Man

Nick Spencer in The Astonishing Ant-Man has introduced a very unique concept: a super-villain app for hiring henchmen called “Hench: Every Villain’s Private Army.”...

Tony Stark vs Ant-Man: Battle Over Advertising Using Iron Man’s Likeness Without Consent

Marvel’s Ant-Man by Nick Spencer is giant size fun that packs the strength of a comic 100 times it size. Scott Lang takes on his...

Axanar: Boldly Going Where No Fan Film Has Gone Before

By Neel Chatterjee and Cathy Shyong There is no greater fan base than the fan base for Star Trek. Trekkies love celebrating the original TV...

Star Trek Panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con

We had an amazing time at our first Silicon Valley Comic Con. Thank you to everyone who filled our seminar room on Sunday morning....

Troubling Tribbles: The Ultimate Invasive Species

Just because something is cute and snugly does not mean it isn't dangerous. Nothing is better evidence of this then perhaps the most dangerous ...

Lawyers Into Darkness

Jessica and Josh decided to Boldly Go and discuss Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out the YouTube video or podcast below. http://youtu.be/wzCqVOqp-vU

Was Captain Kirk Legally Right to Sentence Khan to Ceti Alpha V?

Khan Noonlen Singh attempted to murder Captain James T. Kirk and take over the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek episode "The Space Seed." Khan...

Join us at Alien Con for Star Trek, Star Wars, and Sci Fi Law!

I am extremely honored to be moderating the Star Trek Anniversary panel at Alien Con on October 30 in Santa Clara. The Star Trek legends on...
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Captain America

Geeking Out Over Captain America: Winter Soldier

Comic book fans around the world have been geeking out over the preview for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie looks fun. http://youtu.be/NLWsK1ZFunA The Winter...

How Can Captain America Fund His Fight Against the Sons of...

The new Sam Wilson Captain America #1 by Nick Spencer has Captain America sever ties with SHIELD and the Government. Cap is now a...

The Top Legal Geeks Blog Posts of 2016

Check out the countdown of our most popular posts published in 2016 from Number 10 to Number 1. We had a great year, with three of...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

How Dr. Janina Scarlet Would Prove the Insanity Defense on Jessica...

How can an expert witness prove someone was under the effects of mind control when they committed a crime? Dr. Janina Scarlet explains PTSD...

Daredevil Into the Ring (and Confession)

Daredevil is here on Netflix, and man, do we have great legal issues just in the first episode. As a preliminary matter, that toxic waste...

Was John Healy’s Speedy Trial Accurate on Daredevil?

The Daredevil episode a “Rabbit in a Snowstorm” centered on a Nelson & Murdock being hired by a mysterious company to represent a hit...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Infectious Diseases on Agents of SHIELD

"FZZT" was one of the best Agents of SHIELD yet. The big legal issue presented was the legality of quarantining someone with an infectious...

It’s Really a Good Idea to Get a Warrant Before Bugging...

The Senator Ellen Nadeer has engaged in domestic terrorism, kidnapping, murder, conspiracy, insurrection, and a host of other no-no’s for any sitting Senator...

Mild Treason & Silence of the Lambs on Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD kicked off with a great World War II introduction featuring Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos. I have high hopes for...