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Probate Law in the Aftermath of Infinity War

Thanos turned half of all life to ashes at the climax of Avengers Infinity War. A universal death date for half of every person...

Did Hela Commit Desecration of Corpses in Asgard?

Hela in Thor Ragnarok used the Eternal Flame to reanimate the honored dead of Asgard for her personal mindless army. Could the descendants of...

The Court Martial of Poe Dameron at San Diego Comic Con

https://youtu.be/uCni3EoS1tQ The Legal Geeks and the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base present the Mock Court Martial of Poe Dameron, recorded live at San Diego Comic Con...

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...

The Blade Runner Model, Part II: Liability and the Flying Car

“Throw in some liability lawsuits, and flying cars are not just dangerous, but also obscenely expensive.” – James Oswald To recap Part I from last...

The Blade Runner Model: A Policy Rollout for Flying Cars

“Mark my word. A combination airplane and motor car is coming. You may smile. But it will come.” - Henry Ford, 1940. Throughout my life,...

Star Wars

That’s No Moon, it the Imaginary Worlds Podcast on the Death Star

Judge Matthew Sciarrino and I had the privilege of being guests on the Imaginary Worlds podcast celebrating Star Wars. We each were asked about the famous discussion in Clerks about independent contractors killed on...

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...

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...

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcasts

Happy Anniversary Star Wars! The Far Away Galaxy from a long time ago has inspired lawyers and judges for 40 years. We recorded three podcasts to celebrate the Ruby Anniversary with friends who all...

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...
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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...

The Wrath of a Court Scorned

I love Star Trek.  If you're reading this blog, you already know that.  And you also know that I really love judges who quote Star...

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...

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...

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 Trek IV – The Voyage Home…To My Childhood

Star Trek IV is the often maligned Trek movie (I prefer to malign The Wrath of Khan) in which the crew of the Enterprise...

I Was Just Following Orders on the USS Vengeance

The USS Vengeance could have had survivors after its crash landing into San Francisco in Star Trek Into Darkness. The charges against the Star Fleet/Section...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

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...

Back Pay for America’s Captain?

Steve Rogers reemerged from the grave and seems to have money to spend, can it be that he is receiving back pay for 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...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

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...

Did Karen Page on Daredevil Act in Self-Defense?

Karen Page on Daredevil is a case study in self-defense. If you have not watched the entire series, stop reading now. James Wesley, the Kingpin’s...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Impostors & Amnesty of SHIELD

Something legally cool happened on Agents of SHIELD: They acknowledged Grant Ward was going to get a trial. Sure, his brother Senator Christian Ward...

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...

Justice for the Abomination

The fate of the Abomination was revealed in the Agents of SHIELD episode TRACKS: held in a cryo-cell in Alaska. Putting Emil Blonsky, aka the...