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Call for Law Students for Batman Themed Mock Trial at San Diego Comic Fest!

The Batman first appeared when Detective Comics # 27 hit the newsstands in March 1939. To celebrate the last 80 years of...

There are More Villains than Heroes on The Gifted

It is really hard to find any “heroes” on The Gifted. In this fictional world, the United States has enacted harsh anti-mutant...

We Made ABA Journal Web 100!

The ABA Journal selected The Legal Geeks for the 2018 Web 100. We are deeply honored to be recognized for our blog. This year...

Superman the Movie 40th Anniversary Podcast

Superman the Movie opened on December 15, 1978. This film is truly the first superhero movie of the modern era with effects that brought...

Bombed with Lived Turkeys in Cincinnati

The classic WKRP in Cincinnati episode “Turkeys Away,” is one of the greatest moments in television history. The radio station had a surprise Thanksgiving...

Rest in Peace Stan Lee

There are very few people who are cultural icons that redefined pop culture. Stan Lee was one such individual who helped inspire imagination and...

Star Wars

The Death Star: That’s No Moon—Is it an Orbital War Crime?

The Empire’s prized planet-busting weapon was arguably the pinnacle of destructive technology in the Star Wars universe…at least until the First Order one-upped them with Starkiller Base. If Darth Vader had not sliced him in...

Those Beasts! Is the First Order Liable for Destroying Maz’s Castle?

Maz Kanata’s fabled castle may have stood for a thousand years, but it didn’t last long when the First Order rolled into town with blasters cannons blazing. In the wake of the Battle of...

A World of WonderCon

WonderCon 2018 was one of the best cons I have attended since we started The Legal Geeks. The show was very well run, from applying for panels, to registering speakers, and attending the show....

The Force is Strong in This Court

As you can see from the video below, Josh and I love to discuss Star Wars.  And we're not the only ones.  With the big news about JJ Abrams directing Episode Seven, everyone is...

A Legal Analysis of The Chewbacca Defense

The Chewbacca Defense made famous on South Park originally aired during my first year of law school. It is a powerful satire of trial advocacy, mocking the closing argument from the OJ Trial. Ladies and...
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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...

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...

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...

Tased By SciFi in Court

Judges are not shy when it comes to referencing science fiction in their opinions. District Judge WM. Terrell Hodges should get an award for mentioning...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Closing Arguments for Season 1 of Daredevil

Daredevil is a very unique comic book adaptation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First, Wilson Fisk was not a villain out for genocide, but...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Remember that Time the Inhumans Started a War Because SHIELD Acted...

Agents of SHIELD has ventured into a new legal realm: Foreign Policy. As one could expect, this results in a war. There are MANY things...

Self-Defense & Brainwashing on Agents of SHIELD

Can Donny Gill claim he acted in self-defense for freezing the Moroccan innkeeper and HYDRA agents? While fear of brainwashing and threats of force...

An Inhuman Dopamine Defense

The Inhumans on Agents of SHIELD have a serious problem: the Inhuman Hive can infect any Inhuman, effectively turning them into his personal flying...