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Did the General Contractor on the Death Star Project Have to Build the Second...

Anyone familiar with the original Star Wars movies might wonder why the Empire saw the destruction of the Death Star at the conclusion of...

Frankenstein Mock Trial at San Diego Comic Fest

Would Frankenstein’s Monster be legally competent to stand trial for the death of Little Maria in the 1931 Universal Classic Frankenstein? Should the Monster...

When Star Wars Loving Lawyers Go to Disneyland

What do two lawyers who love Star Wars do when they go to Disneyland? They ride Star Tours and discuss the common carrier issues. I...

Was Rey Negligent in Causing a Boulder to Crash on the Caretakers’ Cart?

Rey did not ingratiate herself to the Lanai Caretakers during her time on Ahch-To. First Rey shot out a wall during a Force vision...

Poe Dameron: Ace Pilot & Resistance Criminal? (Part 1)

Captain Poe Dameron (it is Captain now, isn’t it?) has quite a bit going for him: He’s the best pilot in the Resistance, he...

Extrajudicial Murder by Stormtrooper Executioners

The First Order used internally conscripted Stormtroopers for at best summary executions and at worse extrajudicial killing for capital punishment. The status as a...

Star Wars

Was it Lawful for Darth Vader to Squeeze Lothal for the Rebels?

Darth Vader does not lack imagination when it comes to targeting civilians and killing Imperial Ministers in order to crash a Rebellion. Were his actions in the Star Wars Rebels season two premier legal? Lord Vader...

Leia’s Lightsaber? A Question of Loss and Larceny

As the time for the premier for The Force Awakens draws near, excitement is brewing for those new and familiar with the series. For decades many fans have speculated on the comings and goings...

Thrawn’s Web: Were Rebel Forces in Zero Hour a Lawful Target?

Cue up those ominous pipe organs from Grand Admiral Thrawn’s theme song, because the Empire’s master tactician finally cornered the Rebellion in Zero Hour, the season finale of Star Wars Rebels. After discovering the Rebel...

When Your Expert is a Star Wars Fan

Experts can get creative when stating their opinions. In a products liability case over injuries sustained while wearing a snow sports helmet, the Defense expert demonstrated his Star Wars knowledge. The Defense expert explained their...

Not the Younglings (Again)!

Growing up is hard, but for a Force Sensitive child in the Star Wars universe, it means being hunted by the Empire. In the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Future of the Force,” our...
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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...

The Wrath of a Court Scorned

I love Star Trek.  If you're reading this blog, you already know that.  And you also know that I really love judges who quote Star...

Tased By SciFi in Court

Judges are not shy when it comes to referencing science fiction in their opinions. District Judge WM. Terrell Hodges should get an award for mentioning...

Thoughts on Balance of Terror and Darmok

July 12, 2016 is the four-year anniversary of Jessica and I starting The Legal Geeks. My first post analyzing geek issues in the law...

When Expert Witnesses Do Not Attain Kolinahr

It truly is a no win scenario when a Judge excludes the expert witnesses of two adverse parties. How did this happen? The case involved...

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...

SDCC Star Trek and Supergirl CA MCLE

Thank you all who attended our San Diego Comic Con panels: Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go and Jimmy Olsen Asks the Tough Questions on...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

What Are the Charges Against Howard Stark on Agent Carter?

Agent Carter started with a bang as a fun Marvel spy-thriller. There were many great geek references from Roxxon to Leviathan. Keep up the...

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...

Captain America and The Sin of Hearsay

Captain America has faced many foes. In the Trial of James Buchanan Barnes, that foe included a video of the Red Skull’s daughter Sin...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

War of the Purple Roses

Jeri Hogarth on AKA Jessica Jones was the poster child for everything horrible with attorneys. She bribed a juror at the beginning of her...

Closing Arguments for Season 1 of Daredevil

Daredevil is a very unique comic book adaptation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First, Wilson Fisk was not a villain out for genocide, but...

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

The Politics of Agents of SHIELD with Gerry O’Brien

Could President Ellis have a chance for re-election after his Vice President committed treason AND HYDRA's helicarriers crashing in the Potomac? Veteran politic consultant Gerry...

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...

Attorneys of S.H.I.E.L.D.

https://youtu.be/yn6FAdLEKoE Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland geek out and talk about the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Josh discusses comics in the 1980s, plus other classic...