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May the 4th Be With You!

It's time to geek out for Star Wars Day. Attorneys Jessica Mederson, Megan Hitchcock, Roger Quiles explore the following legal issues in Star Wars: Did...

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...

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...

An Inhuman Dopamine Defense

The Inhumans on Agents of SHIELD have a serious problem: the Inhuman Hive can infect any Inhuman, effectively turning them into his personal flying...

Could the Red Skull be Prosecuted for Identity Theft for Stealing Steve Rogers’s Body?

Imagine you’ve been given the ultimate power to shape the universe as you see fit, what would you do? World peace, make yourself a...

Star Wars

A Legal Analysis of The Chewbacca Defense

The Chewbacca Defense made famous on South Park originally aired during my first year of law school. It is a powerful satire of trial...

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...

Who is the True Legal Owner of R2D2 & C3PO?

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far, Away, was Luke Skywalker within his legal rights to offer R2D2 and C3PO as a...

The Clone Wars on Human Rights

The Clone Wars The Lost Missions posed very interesting legal questions over Clone rights. Is a Clone a person? Is a Clone property? Can...

Han’s Legal Justification For Shooting Greedo First

Han Shot First. There is no question about it. And in 1977, no one questioned it. However, the legal question remains, was Han Solo legally justified in...

Marvel Comics

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...
AbbyShot, Where Heroes Shop!

Captain America

Hey Captain America, What Could Go Wrong With a Giant Spy...

Captain America Winter Soldier was my favorite comic book movie to date. Excellent storytelling, with the not so subtle warning of a massive police...

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...

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...

Can Pam Argue Defense of Jeri Against Kilgraved Wendy?

AKA Jessica Jones presented a unique criminal law fact pattern: Wendy attempted to murder her wife Jeri while under the mental control of Kilgrave;...

Hope for a Purple Man Insanity Defense

Kilgrave, AKA The Purple Man, has the ability to make people do his bidding, whether it is preparing him dinner or killing someone. In...

Supergirl

Cat Grant Needs Gutsier Lawyers

At last. The lawyer episode of Supergirl. It is like writers were said, “Hey, let’s talk about hacking, incident response, a reasonable expectation of...

Can Supergirl Sue Power Girl for Identity Theft or False Impersonation?

Does Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) living on Earth 1 mean she is committing false impersonation or identity theft of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)? In order to...

Can the President Draft Supergirl?

It is not everyday that the President of the United States sends a lawyer to conscript Supergirl into military service, but when it happens,...

Agents of SHIELD

Justice for the Abomination

The fate of the Abomination was revealed in the Agents of SHIELD episode TRACKS: held in a cryo-cell in Alaska. Putting Emil Blonsky, aka the...

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...

Which SHIELD is the Real SHIELD?

Answer: Neither. The reason neither SHIELD is legal is simple: Neither Director Coulson nor Commander Gonzales are operating under authority of the United States Government....

Star Trek

I Was Just Following Orders on the USS Vengeance

The USS Vengeance could have had survivors after its crash landing into San Francisco in Star Trek Into Darkness. The charges against the Star Fleet/Section...

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...

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...

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