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How Doublegangers Cause Mayhem for Justice

Cloak and Dagger season 1 ended with Detective Brigid O’Reilly surfacing in a swamp after getting shot and doused with otherworldly energy. The only side...

Poor Unconscionable Souls

In 1989, The Little Mermaid made a splash in theaters for the very first time. The story centers around rebellious teenaged mermaid, Ariel, who longs to be part of the...

Lawyers Go Batty Over the World’s Greatest Detective from Gotham

We had a Bat-tastic time at WonderCon 2019 with our panel honoring the 80th Anniversary of Batman. A big thank you to Matt Weinhold...

Fraud in the Matrix

The Matrix confronted audiences with the question of whether they would choose freedom over slavery, even if choosing freedom meant sacrificing the comforting illusion...

We’re Going to WonderCon 2019!

The Legal Geeks are returning to WonderCon for TWO panels! Check out our panel schedule for Friday and Sunday! https://youtu.be/4KMcfNDYcSc Stormtrooper Defective Body Armor Mock Trial  Friday...

Two-Face Civil Rights Mock Trial at San Diego Comic Fest 2019

We returned to San Diego Comic Fest for a mock trial inspired by Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth, where Two-Face...

Star Wars

A Solo Train Robbing Adventure

Solo A Star Wars Story has a train robbery on the planet Vandor to steal Coaxium from the Empire as a major plot of the film.  The crime of train robbing had its heyday...

Han Solo & The Great Coaxium Heist

Solo will soon be released on DVD/Blu-Ray/LaserDisc/Beta Max, which means it’s high time to take another look at our favorite scruffy looking nerf herder’s spectacular entry into the world of scoundreling: the conveyex train...

SDCC 2018 After Action Report

The 2018 San Diego Comic Con was the best we have ever had at a con. Our two Star Wars panels had 500 people attend, with excellent audience questions, and a standing ovation after...

Vader’s Forcing Confessions

Darth Vader had a very forceful way of getting the information he wanted from people. From the opening scenes of Episode IV, we learned Vader thrived on choking others. Moreover, orders such as, "Commander,...

On the Wings of Tie Fighters and Eminent Domain

The Star Wars Rebels episode "Fighter Flight" touched on two important legal issues: Eminent Domain and Reckless Flying. Let's explore each. We Are No Longer Interested in Buying Your Farm The Empire demanded a farmer sell...
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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...

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.

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...

Star Trek Extravaganza

We kicked off 2019 with two Star Trek webinars on the Trials of Star Trek and Star Trek Elimination of Bias. Sorry, CLE credit...

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....

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...

The Enterprise Precedent: Star Trek on Human Rights

Star Trek's impact on our culture as an allegory of what it means to be human cannot be understated. The Star Trek The Next Generation...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

Does the Black Panther Have Diplomatic Immunity?

T'Challa is a very busy new King of Wakanda in Captain America Civil War. While on a diplomatic mission to sign the Sokovia Accords...

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...

Mutiny on the Helicarrier

A helicarrier is an ocean-going aircraft carrier that can fly. So, in Captain America The Winter Soldier, when HYDRA took control of the Project...

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;...

Super Service of Process on Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones works as an independent contractor for the fictional law firm Hogarth, Chao & Benowitz LLP. Jeri Hogarth retained Jones to serve a summons...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Can a President Order Felons to Conduct Convert Opts?

Agents of SHIELD is back to following President Elis' orders, but could a President order black opts with people who have broken the...

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...

Skye Fall: Treason on Agents of SHIELD

 One may think disloyal thoughts and have his heart on the side of the enemy. Yet if he commits no act giving aid and...