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Justice for Frankenstein’s Monster

The real monsters in the 1931 Universal classic Frankenstein are the twisted assistant Fritz who whipped the Monster and the angry lynch mob that...

Roger Roger: Star Wars Autonomous Weapons & The Law

KILLER ROBOTS. The very mention of those soulless death machines conjures nightmares of Skynet becoming self-aware, Cylons on the warpath, or renegade Roy Batty....

Could a Vulcan Adopt a Human Child?

Star Trek Discovery boldly went where Star Trek has only once gone before: interspecies adoption. Ambassador Savek was the legal guardian of Lieutenant Commander...

Xavier’s Ailing Mind: A Study Into Intent

Introduction “As I live and breathe, the Wolverine!” The movie “Logan” has already had a number of articles on this site devoted to it. After watching...

Product Liability Litigation for Defective Stormtrooper Armor

The Empire’s Stormtroopers are emissaries of fear to subjugate civilian populations. However, Stormtrooper armor appears to have multiple fatal flaws for surviving blunt force...

The Crimes Committed Stealing Elektra’s Dead Body

The Hand is an ancient criminal organization that committed a primeval crime by exhuming the body of Elektra Natchios: Body Stealing. The Hand exhumed the deceased...

Star Wars

The Case for Boba Fett as a Bail Bondsman

Fans across the world were filled with outrage and astonishment as they watched their hero Han Solo get carted off in Boba Fett’s Slave I at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. Who...

Could the Mos Eisley Cantina Discriminate Against Serving Droids?

Droids are not just made to suffer; Droids are made to be discriminated against. The bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina took one look at C-3PO and R2D2 and told Luke Skywalker: We don't...

Star Wars: The Legality of Vader’s Boarding Parties

It’s May the 4th, which means that all Star Wars fans are morally bound to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away for an entire 24 hours. The Legal Geeks is no exception,...

Monster Party Guest Podcast at SDCC!

I am a huge fan of Monster Party. I have known Matt Weinhold since my mother owned Rooster T. Feathers back in the mid-1990s. We caught up at San Diego Comic Con and I...

Conscripting Galen Erso to Build the Death Star

The opening scene of Rogue One is the forced conscription at gunpoint of Galen Erso by Director Orson Krennic and his Death Troopers. The work on the Death Star was stalled and Erso was...
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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...

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 ...

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

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...

Violating the Prime Directive in Countdown to Darkness

Countdown to Darkness, the official Star Trek comic prequel to Star Trek Into Darkness, has come out with its first two issues. The story focuses...

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...

Ferengi Prenuptial Agreements

Star Trek Deep Space 9 addressed many legal issues in its seven seasons, from whether a host of a symbiont could be tried for...
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Captain America

Does the Black Panther Have Diplomatic Immunity?

T'Challa is a very busy new King of Wakanda in Captain America Civil War. While on a diplomatic mission to sign the Sokovia Accords...

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...

Captain America and The Sin of Hearsay

Captain America has faced many foes. In the Trial of James Buchanan Barnes, that foe included a video of the Red Skull’s daughter Sin...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

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;...

Can Matt Murdock be Disbarred for Vigilantism?

Daredevil the Series is nearly here. Finally: a lawyer who is a super-hero. Many geeks, and geeky lawyers, will be binge-watching Netflix starting on...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Fanboy Thoughts on Agents of SHIELD and Captain Mar-Vell

I normally stick to the law and having fun with the shows I love, but I have had an idea about 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...

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...