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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...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Reboot!

I took my kids and my friend’s son to the new Ghostbusters yesterday. They all knew and loved the original Ghostbusters and were really looking...

Trainer Tips: Pokémon Go and the Law

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was?  If you’re one of Pokémon Go’s 21 million daily active users,...

Civil War 2 Murders Federal Jurisdiction

If you have not read Civil War 2 issue 3, stop reading now. There are major spoilers based on the trial depicted in the...

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...

Star Wars

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hello. My Name is Jessica and I’m a Legal Geek

Okay, it’s 2012, so I guess it isn’t that brave to identify myself as a geek (on the other hand, it still takes guts...
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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.”...

Star Trek

Boldly Going- Lawyers & Star Trek

Star Trek is one of the most successful and enduring science fiction stories of the last 45 years. In addition to heroic tales of...

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...

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...

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.
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Captain America

Expert Witness Reports for the Trial of James Buchanan Barnes

The Mock Trial of the Winter Soldier at San Diego Comic Fest is a battle of expert opinions: did James Buchanan Barnes understand the...

Comic Talk: Freyja on Trial? SHIELD Experimenting on Prisoners?

Jess and I love the Thor and Captain America comics. We review the latest issues, focusing on whether Queen Aelsa had the mental capacity to...

Let’s Go to the Comic Book Store

We love comic books. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a rip-roaring discussion on comic book care, women in comics, and super-hero lawyers. http://youtu.be/g19cvHaiQVo How was...

Supergirl

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...

Up, Up, and Away at Warp Speed to San Diego Comic...

We are thrilled to be returning to San Diego Comic Con to present two new panels: Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go and Jimmy...

Can Supergirl Get Busted for Vandalism?

Supergirl faced a non-Hobson’s Choice in fighting Reactron (and thankfully not Nuclear Man): melt off lead from a historic bust in order to safely...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

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;...

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...

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...

Agents of SHIELD

Can Skye Claim the Necessity Defense for Hacking the NSA?

Skye in the Agents of SHIELD episode "The Only Light in the Darkness," hacked the National Security Agency's satellite system to see who was...

Are Targeted Killings of HYDRA Agents on Kree Moons Legal?

The Agents of SHIELD mid-season taught a powerful life lesson: Revenge missions result in evil being released on Earth, specifically in the forms of Lash...

Law of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Guest Podcast on Thinking Like...

We were honored to sit down with Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice from Above The Law to discuss legal issues in the Marvel Cinematic...