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What Happens on Sakaar, Stays on Sakaar

Sakaar in Thor Ragnarok made Las Vegas look like a fast food playground. The Grandmaster is like an evil Willy Wonka mixed with Caligula,...

Are Asgardians Refugees under International Law?

Asgardians come from the land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow. The surviving Asgardians at the end...

The Good Fight: The Rebel Alliance & The Law of War

Back in the days when Star Wars was just the original trilogy and the beloved Holiday Special (that’s the correct usage for “beloved,” right?),...

Ewoks Are War Criminals

Forces of Destiny An Imperial Feast has revealed a truth about Ewoks after the battle of Endor: captured Imperials were going to be fire...

Halloween Podcast Spectacular with Monster Party!

It is time to celebrate Halloween with a special series of spooky podcasts! Jessica and I first analyzed the legal issues in the 1974...

The Mummy’s Curse of Liability

The 1932 Universal Monster Classic The Mummy, tells the story of Imhotep, who was mummified alive for the crime of sacrilege for attempting to...

Star Wars

The Trial of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars with Special Guest Judge Matthew...

Judge Matthew Sciarrino joined Jessica and Josh for a special video and podcast on The Clone Wars and the trial of Ahsoka Tano. http://youtu.be/fpua3SKCwS4

The Law Awakens at San Diego Comic Con 2015!

We had an AMAZING time at our first San Diego Comic Con. There were fantastic panels, cosplayers who created costumes with awesome detail, and attendees who represented the joy of being a geek. We...

Episode II: Is The Death Star An Orbital War Crime?

After our not-so-flattering analysis the Death Star’s strike on Alderaan, Tarkin probably would have reassigned us with the rest of the battle station’s Judge Advocate attorneys to the spice mines of Kessel to be smashed into...

Han Shot First- The Legal Geeks On Self Defense & Star Wars

http://youtu.be/doRmEk7BJ00 Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland reviewing "self defense" under Common Law and the Model Penal Code in analyzing whether Han Solo was legally justified in shooting Greedo first in the original Star Wars...

Lawyers and Judges Geeking Out Over Star Wars The Force Awakens

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The answer is YES. Judge Matthew Sciarrino joined Jessica and I to discuss the teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens. If you remember IOU's...
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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...

Is the Horta an Endangered Species?

The Horta is a silicon-based life form from the Star Trek episode “Devil in the Dark.” The Horta lived Janus VI, tunneling through rock...

Could a Vulcan Adopt a Human Child?

Star Trek Discovery boldly went where Star Trek has only once gone before: interspecies adoption. Ambassador Savek was the legal guardian of Lieutenant Commander...

Boldly Going- Lawyers & Star Trek

Star Trek is one of the most successful and enduring science fiction stories of all time. In addition to heroic tales of making a...

Star Trek: The Best Legal Issues from Each Generation

http://youtu.be/A1qMqNfgXeE Joshua Gilliland (@bowtielaw) and Jessica Mederson (@eDiscMatters) review the top legal issues from Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, and Enterprise.

Comic Con The Final Frontier

"Awe inspiring" is the best way to describe our second appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Our Star Trek panel brought together the most...

San Francisco Comic Con Schedule for The Legal Geeks

We hope you can join us at San Francisco Comic Con, September 2 to 4, 2016! We have five panels that cover Star Trek, Daredevil/Jessica...
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Captain America

Traitors of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD episode "Turn, Turn, Turn," was an action-packed tie-in to Captain America Winter Soldier. Best episode to date. As expected, a whole...

The Unlucky Story of Bucky, the World’s Oldest Prisoner of War

With Captain America: Civil War coming out, Cap fever is in high gear. The movie will hopefully answer many of the questions we still...

The Character Assassination of Captain America

Captain America is a member of HYDRA who murders another super-hero. That will sell comics. I picked up the second to last issue 38...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

Could Vanessa Marianna be Convicted for RICO with Kingpin?

In Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, Vanessa Marianna goes from art dealer to dinner date to girlfriend to fiancé of Wilson Fisk. Vanessa learned of...

Can Matt Murdock be Disbarred for Vigilantism?

Daredevil the Series is nearly here. Finally: a lawyer who is a super-hero. Many geeks, and geeky lawyers, will be binge-watching Netflix starting on...

Super Service of Process on Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones works as an independent contractor for the fictional law firm Hogarth, Chao & Benowitz LLP. Jeri Hogarth retained Jones to serve a summons...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Jemma Simmons is the New Punisher

Jemma Simmons planned to murder Grant Ward with a “splinter bomb” that would cause Ward to disintegrate as if exposed to the destructive force...

Can the ATCU Quarantine Inhumans in Suspended Animation?

Can the Advanced Threat Containment Unit (ATCU) put people exposed to Terrigen Crystals in suspended animation? There are a host of issues with freezing...

Does Lance Hunter Have a Valid Employment Contract with Director Coulson?

Agent Lance Hunter signed a cocktail napkin and gave it to Director Phil Coulson as acceptance of Coulson’s offer to join SHIELD. Does Hunter...