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Lessons in Air Races from Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Resistance does a wonderful job honoring the flying spirit of air races and test pilots, with homages to Chuck Yeager, "Pancho" Barnes, the...

The Law of Monster Crossovers

Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman is the first time movie characters had a crossover event in a connected universe. The film brought to life many...

We Have the Best Empire that Coaxium Can Buy

Consider the purrgil. Naturally self-sufficient space travelers, these majestic creatures metabolize their own hyperfuel by gulping down huge quantities of Clouzon-36 gas. Unfortunately for...

Theft of Imperial AT Hauler

Solo: A Star Wars Story is full of crimes and capers, mystery and intrigue, basically everything you could want in a space western (except...

Elementary: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Missing Due Process

“What one man can invent another can discover.” Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Dancing Man Normally I don’t write negative pieces about shows, but...

What are the Civil legal implications of Han’s Street Racing and Reckless Driving at...

Welcome back.  Today we have part 2 of our series on whether Han’s high speed driving at the beginning of the movie Solo exposes...

Star Wars

Did Han Solo Abandon a Marriage?

The new Star Wars comic set between Episodes IV and V has added a new spin on Han Solo: A woman named Sana Solo claimed Han is her husband. As quickly as you can...

Poe Dameron: Ace Pilot & Resistance Criminal? (Part 2)

Poe Dameron, the intrepid Resistance hero, didn’t exactly start off The Last Jedi on the best of terms. In fact, Poe seems to have a hard time grappling with the concept of military authority...

Rebel Terrorists? The Legality of Blowing Up Two Death Stars

You Rebel scum. The poor Galactic Empire always gets painted as the murderous bad guys in Star Wars. But from a certain point of view, one can sort of empathize with the Emperor’s legions in...

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...

San Francisco Comic Con 2018

We had the privilege of presenting on the legal issues with Kaiju, Universal Monsters, and Star Wars at San Francisco Comic Con. We presented each panel on Friday and Saturday, meeting many fantastic con...
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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...

Orders are Orders… Unless you’re Captain Kirk

Anyone who’s ever watched any of the various incarnations of Star Trek knows that sometimes things get a little dicey out in space and...

Can the Klingon Empire Sue Earth for Damages Caused by V’Ger?

Star Trek The Motion Picture opened with the excitement of three Klingon K’t’inga battle cruisers attacking an alien cloud. All three Klingon vessels were...

Thank You, Leonard Nimoy

There are no words for the heartbreak I feel at the news of Leonard Nimoy's passing. Leonard Nimoy was an amazing human being. When I...

A Judicial Footnote with Captain Picard

We can take judicial notice that Judge Eduardo C. Robreno is a Trekkie. In a case with RICO charges against six police officers, the Court...

Ever Wonder How to Properly Cite the Prime Directive?

New York Judge Richard A. Dollinger wrote a very straightforward opinion on the standards for attorney disqualification in New York. The Court stated in its...

Star Trek Red Shirts and Assumption of Risk

http://youtu.be/frzM9e0G0C0 Proving lawyers can do cosplay, Josh Gilliland & Jessica Mederson discuss assumption of risk and wearing a Red Shirt in Star Trek The Original...
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Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

Defending War Machine for Not Following the Secretary of State’s Arrest...

Secretary of State Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross ordered Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes to arrest Captain America, Falcon, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch for violations of...

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...

San Francisco Comic Con Memories!

We had an amazing time at San Francisco Comic Con. Thank you everyone who attended our panels and the show organizers. A big thank...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

A Daredevil of Attorney Ethics Over the Crime-Fraud Exception

Marci Stahl, Esq., a attorney at the “Big Law Firm” Landman & Zack, is a case study of attorney ethics on Marvel’s...

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

Eyes on Agents of SHIELD

The fourth episode of Agents of SHIELD "Eye Spy" presented several legal issues for criminal activity in foreign countries. How exactly would former Agent Akela...

Ragtag Legal Lessons from Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD is drawing to an excellent season finale. Here are legal issues from Ragtag. Doing the Right Thing vs Vigilantes Agent Fitz admitted the...

Didn’t Mr. Hyde Need a Trial Before Being Lobotomized and Made...

The Agents of SHIELD Season 2 finale contained a happy ending for Calvin “Mr. Hyde” Zabo. After killing his wife who had planned to...