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Join us at Long Beach Comic Con for Daredevil and Jessica Jones

Join fellow McGeorge alumni Megan Hitchcock and I for our first appearance at Long Beach Comic Con. We are excited to be presenting on...

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...

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...

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...

Thank You San Francisco Comic Con

We had an amazing time at San Francisco Comic Con. The show was well organized and extremely family friendly. It was fantastic seeing young...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Just Who is the Legal Owner of Mjolnir?

Who owns Mjolnir? The fact there is a new Goddess of Thunder in Marvel comics causes pause over property rights. Let’s begin our journey...

Star Wars

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,...

The Dark Side Made Me Do It

Could Anakin Skywalker argue the insanity defense for the decades he spent as an agent of evil? Could Anakin claim he was legally insane while following the Dark Side, thus not guilty for crimes...

BB-8 Come Home

BB-8 in Star Wars The Force Awakens is an endearing droid who rolls right into your heart. In the fine tradition of Lassie Come Home and Benji The Hunted, BB-8 was separated from his...

The Law Awakens before The Force Awakens!

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Between property rights and breach of contract?  https://youtu.be/_EryAHIJR00 Nothing says the holidays like Star Wars! Tune in to hear classic Star Wars legal issues, from Darth Vader on...
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Captain America

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...

Geeking Out Over Captain America: Winter Soldier

Comic book fans around the world have been geeking out over the preview for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie looks fun. http://youtu.be/NLWsK1ZFunA The Winter...

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...

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...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Stealing Corpses and Obstruction of Justice

Was Skye correct in the Agents of SHIELD episode “The Writing on the Wall,” when she said they broke fourteen laws breaking into the...

Can HYDRA’s Cybertek Employees Argue They Acted Under Duress?

HYDRA Head John Garrett in the Agents of SHIELD season finale showed he truly had an organization with many heads. Cybertek, located in New...

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...