New Posts

Darth Vader on Trial

It’s Father’s Day, which makes it a perfect time for us to talk about everyone’s favorite absentee father with a penchant for black—Darth Vader. Apart...

What was Dr. Palmer’s Duty to Treat Dr. Strange?

Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange found herself having to treat an injured Dr. Strange in an homage to The Oath. Just what is...

Can Green Lantern Carry a Gun?

After Hal Jordan and Sinestro (who is temporarily made a Green Lantern again) seemingly die after a fight with Black Hand their combined Green...

Wonder Woman Podcast

Jessica and I loved Wonder Woman. We sat down to discuss the new film, memories of the 1970s TV series, and the legal issues...

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Illusive Comics

Jack Yang and I both shop at Illusive Comics. We joined the owner Anna, and her great team, in celebrating their 10th Anniversary. We...

Wonder Woman, Seventies Style!

The final countdown is on until I finally get to see the Wonder Woman movie Friday night and these last few days are going...

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Legality of Vader’s Boarding Parties

It’s May the 4th, which means that all Star Wars fans are morally bound to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away for an entire 24 hours. The Legal Geeks is no exception,...

Rogue One: The Jedha Ambush & The Law

The Empire’s vile use of the Death Star, enslavement of entire worlds, and wrinkly psychopathic ruler generally don’t make for good examples when it comes to abiding by the law of war. Nevertheless, just...

The New Republic v. Admiral Rae Sloane: The Case Against Star Wars’ Most Wanted...

For the average Imperial officer, being deemed the “most wanted Imperial war criminal” is pretty low on the list of desirable titles, alongside “Vader Force-choke practice dummy,” “Palpatine dental hygienist,” and “airlock tester.” In...

The Rebel Bunch: The Legal Status of Rebel Fighters in Rogue One

  Warning: Rogue One spoilers ahead. “You’re all rebels, aren’t you?” With all the moving pieces in Rogue One, don’t feel bad if you came away a little confused about how exactly the Rebel Alliance is composed. After...

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 it from Gannis Ducain, who stole it from Han Solo,...
Shop for Authentic Autographed Star Wars Collectibles at HollywoodMemorabilia.com

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beam Me Up, Your Honor

New York State Judge Joseph L. Latwin showed his geek cred in footnote 2 of People v Wilkins, 40 Misc. 3d 1207(A), 1207A (N.Y....

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...

Are You a Collaborating POW If Assimilated by the Borg?

The Borg assimilate species to add their distinctive to the Borg's collective. Cultures uniformly resist, resulting in their military being assimilated by the Borg. Would the...
SuperHero Apparel Shirts

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

The Top Legal Geeks Blog Posts of 2016

Check out the countdown of our most popular posts published in 2016 from Number 10 to Number 1. We had a great year, with three of...

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...

Why the Sokovia Accords are Unconstitutional

Captain America Civil War is an amazing super-hero movie. It is the model of how to have a large cast of characters in a...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

How Dr. Janina Scarlet Would Prove the Insanity Defense on Jessica...

How can an expert witness prove someone was under the effects of mind control when they committed a crime? Dr. Janina Scarlet explains PTSD...

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;...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

“One of Us” in the Great State of Wisconsin

Director Phil Coulson is not the only one from Wisconsin: Jessica weighs in on her home state appearing on Agents of SHIELD! We discuss the...

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...

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...