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The New Republic v. Admiral Rae Sloane: The Case Against Star Wars’ Most Wanted...

For the average Imperial officer, being deemed the “most wanted Imperial war criminal” is pretty low on the list of desirable titles, alongside “Vader...

Superheroes versus the Ku Klux Klan

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." -George Santayana (The original version is even more chilling these days: “Those who cannot...

SDCF X-Men Mock Hearing Injunction Arguments!

The countdown is on the for X-Men mock hearing at San Diego Comic Fest! Below is the Plaintiffs' Motion to Enjoin the fictional Executive...

How the Magic of Contract Law Saved the World in Doctor Strange

It is not often that Contract Law saves the world, but when it does, it is a doctor conducting the negotiations. Doctor Stephen Strange stopped...

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...

Livewire Could Sue for More Than Copyright Infringement

The Supergirl episode “We Can Be Heroes,” showed Livewire having a very bad week. She was kidnaped from prison, held against her will, and...

Star Wars

The New Republic v. Admiral Rae Sloane: The Case Against Star Wars’ Most Wanted...

For the average Imperial officer, being deemed the “most wanted Imperial war criminal” is pretty low on the list of desirable titles, alongside “Vader Force-choke practice dummy,” “Palpatine dental hygienist,” and “airlock tester.” In...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

Anniversary Special: Judge Paul Grewal & Judge Matthew Sciarrino On Science Fiction

What tribbles are to the Starship Enterprise, Captain Kirk, and Mr. Spock, the parties' ever-multiplying sealing and redaction requests are to this case, Judge...

Is the Horta an Endangered Species?

The Horta is a silicon-based life form from the Star Trek episode “Devil in the Dark.” The Horta lived Janus VI, tunneling through rock...

Troubling Tribbles: The Ultimate Invasive Species

Just because something is cute and snugly does not mean it isn't dangerous. Nothing is better evidence of this then perhaps the most dangerous ...

Assumption of Risk & Star Trek Red Shirts

There are some jobs so inherently dangerous that there is only the knowing assumption of risk for engaging in the activity. One such job...

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...
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Captain America

Could the Red Skull be Prosecuted for Identity Theft for Stealing...

Imagine you’ve been given the ultimate power to shape the universe as you see fit, what would you do? World peace, make yourself a...

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...

Hey Captain America, What Could Go Wrong With a Giant Spy...

Captain America Winter Soldier was my favorite comic book movie to date. Excellent storytelling, with the not so subtle warning of a massive police...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

A Daredevil of Attorney Ethics Over the Crime-Fraud Exception

Marci Stahl, Esq., a attorney at the “Big Law Firm” Landman & Zack, is a case study of attorney ethics on Marvel’s...

Nelson & Murdock: Worse Client Consultations Ever

The fictional attorneys Franklin “Foggy” Nelson and Matt Murdock have the very real world problems with running a small law firm. Real attorneys every...

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

2015 Big Wow Comicfest Recap

Big Wow Comicfest was once again a great show. It was awesome to catch up with friends I have made over the past two...

It’s Really a Good Idea to Get a Warrant Before Bugging...

The Senator Ellen Nadeer has engaged in domestic terrorism, kidnapping, murder, conspiracy, insurrection, and a host of other no-no’s for any sitting Senator...

Can President Ellis Create the ATCU by Executive Order?

The fictional President Matthew Ellis on Agents of SHIELD (plus Iron Man 3 and his voice on Captain American the Winter Soldier) issued an...