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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...

Ever Wonder How to Properly Cite the Prime Directive?

New York Judge Richard A. Dollinger wrote a very straightforward opinion on the standards for attorney disqualification in New York. The Court stated in its...

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

Join us at Alien Con for Star Trek, Star Wars, and Sci Fi Law!

I am extremely honored to be moderating the Star Trek Anniversary panel at Alien Con on October 30 in Santa Clara. The Star Trek legends on...

Up, Up, and Away at Warp Speed to San Diego Comic Con

We are thrilled to be returning to San Diego Comic Con to present two new panels: Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go and Jimmy...

Beam Me Up, Your Honor

New York State Judge Joseph L. Latwin showed his geek cred in footnote 2 of People v Wilkins, 40 Misc. 3d 1207(A), 1207A (N.Y....

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...
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Captain America

Why the Sokovia Accords are Unconstitutional

Captain America Civil War is an amazing super-hero movie. It is the model of how to have a large cast of characters in a...

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...

San Francisco Comic Con Schedule for The Legal Geeks

We hope you can join us at San Francisco Comic Con, September 2 to 4, 2016! We have five panels that cover Star Trek, Daredevil/Jessica...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

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...

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...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

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...

General Talbot Should Not Grab a Major’s Face

Pretty sure General Talbot on Agents of SHIELD will be subject to an internal affairs investigation due to 1) rounding up all the female...

Vigilantes of SHIELD?

Agents Coulson, Fitz, Simmons, and Triplett (who keeps getting cooler), on the Agents of SHIELD episode "The Only Light in the Darkness," presented an...