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Court Blasts “Terran Tempus” Guru Back to Suspension with Time Travel History Lesson, “This...

Opinion of the Court COURT OF APPEALS OF THE UNITED NORTH AMERICA __________ No. 2195.03.15223 __________ ROBERT XIAOTONG XANDO v. UNITED NORTH AMERICA ON WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CHALLENGING LIFE...

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...

Can the First Order Be Charged with Piracy for the Kidnapping of Torra Doza?

The First Order in the Star Wars Resistance episode “The Doza Dilemma,” hired interstellar pirates to kidnap Torra Doza. Could the First Order and...

Engineering Emergency Medical Treatments

Star Trek Discovery season 2 opened with Brother, which captured the essential qualities of Star Trek. The episode is about a phenomenon that could...

What’s Neeku’s Liability for Bibo?

Star Wars Resistance honored Kaiju films such as Gorgo and Gappa: The Triphibian Monster with the episode Bibo. The story focused on Neeku Vozo...

Bumblebee Better Buckle Up

Bumblebee is a beautiful tribute to everyone who grew up playing with Transformers in the 1980s. The film is set in 1987 in a...

Star Wars

The First Time Han Shot First

Solo A Star Wars Story took aim at the first time Han Shot First. Spoilers ahead if you have not seen Solo. Facts matter when it comes to the justified use of force. Tobias Beckett...

Can You Torture a Droid?

Jabba the Hutt likes to have Droids torture other Droids. However, is that even torture? The law defines "torture" as follows: Every person who, with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for...

What are the legal implications of Han’s high speed driving at the beginning of...

What are the criminal legal implications of Han’s high speed driving at the beginning of the movie Solo? Han has always been daring, that’s one thing we love about him. But could his actions...

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 decades many fans have speculated on the comings and goings...

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 maybe a long brown coat or a story that’s as...
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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...

Judges Love Star Trek Too

A lot of lawyers are geeks.  A lot of geeks are lawyers.  So it should come as no surprise that a lot of judges are...

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...

Lessons of Cruel and Unusual Punishment with Agony Booths

The Mirror Universe in Star Trek is known for awesome uniforms and goatees. It is also known for punishing transporter chiefs with Agonizers and...

What is the Duty to Warn about the Salt Monster on Planet M113?

The world began exploring the Final Frontier of Star Trek on September 8, 1966. To honor this anniversary, let’s explore the legal issues in...

Axanar: Boldly Going Where No Fan Film Has Gone Before

By Neel Chatterjee and Cathy Shyong There is no greater fan base than the fan base for Star Trek. Trekkies love celebrating the original TV...

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...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

How Would You Defend Captain America After Marvel’s Civil War?

Let me start by saying that if the United States were to try and prosecute the most patriotic super hero of all time I...

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

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...

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

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Weird Science at the SHIELD Academy

Back in my day in the 1980s, socially awkward geniuses just used science to make a woman out of a doll. Advanced weapon systems...

Does Lance Hunter Have a Valid Employment Contract with Director Coulson?

Agent Lance Hunter signed a cocktail napkin and gave it to Director Phil Coulson as acceptance of Coulson’s offer to join SHIELD. Does Hunter...

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...