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Peace for Axanar: Paramount and CBS Pass Their Kobayashi Maru

A few weeks ago, director JJ Abrams announced at the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event that Paramount and CBS intend to drop their copyright...

How Did Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Superman?

Superman had amazing parents with Jonathan and Martha Kent. In original Action Comics and the Fleischer Superman cartoons, Clark Kent grew up in an...

Was Captain Kirk Legally Right to Sentence Khan to Ceti Alpha V?

Khan Noonlen Singh attempted to murder Captain James T. Kirk and take over the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek episode "The Space Seed." Khan...

Can the Klingon Empire Sue Earth for Damages Caused by V’Ger?

Star Trek The Motion Picture opened with the excitement of three Klingon K’t’inga battle cruisers attacking an alien cloud. All three Klingon vessels were...

The Vision on the Policy of Truth

The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta is the ultimate parable that honesty is the best policy. Especially for a synthezoid family...

Star Wars

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...

The Clone Wars on Human Rights

The Clone Wars The Lost Missions posed very interesting legal questions over Clone rights. Is a Clone a person? Is a Clone property? Can...

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...

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...
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Marvel Comics

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.”...

Star Trek

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...

Lawyers Into Darkness

Jessica and Josh decided to Boldly Go and discuss Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out the YouTube video or podcast below. http://youtu.be/wzCqVOqp-vU

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.
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Captain America

The Character Assassination of Captain America

Captain America is a member of HYDRA who murders another super-hero. That will sell comics. I picked up the second to last issue 38...

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...

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...

Supergirl

Is Supergirl Financially Responsible for the Destruction of Property?

Someone only identifying themselves only as “Kara Zor-El” asked the following questions in our request form: Could you do an article addressing whether Supergirl...

Cat Grant Needs Gutsier Lawyers

At last. The lawyer episode of Supergirl. It is like writers were said, “Hey, let’s talk about hacking, incident response, a reasonable expectation of...

Bizarro Civil Rights Violations on Supergirl

Agent Alex Danvers on Supergirl decided to go big in violating the United States Constitution in the episode “Bizarro.” In the episode, Maxwell Lord...

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...

Can Pam Argue Defense of Jeri Against Kilgraved Wendy?

AKA Jessica Jones presented a unique criminal law fact pattern: Wendy attempted to murder her wife Jeri while under the mental control of Kilgrave;...

Could Vanessa Marianna be Convicted for RICO with Kingpin?

In Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, Vanessa Marianna goes from art dealer to dinner date to girlfriend to fiancé of Wilson Fisk. Vanessa learned of...

Agents of SHIELD

Eyes on Agents of SHIELD

The fourth episode of Agents of SHIELD "Eye Spy" presented several legal issues for criminal activity in foreign countries. How exactly would former Agent Akela...

Attorneys of S.H.I.E.L.D.

https://youtu.be/yn6FAdLEKoE Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland geek out and talk about the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Josh discusses comics in the 1980s, plus other classic...

Daisy Needs a Constitutional Watchdog

What is the proper response to domestic terrorism? Daisy Johnson's answer on the Agents of SHIELD episode "Watchdogs" is, "they gave up their right...

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