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Star Wars Law at Nerd Nite Bethlehem!

The Legal Geeks recently invaded Nerd Nite in Bethlehem, PA.  Check out my entire talk on Star Wars & the law below! https://youtu.be/Oj0jkcKKl8E

Mutant Refugees Fleeing to Canada

Canada. Oh Canada. As Canadians, we have gained a reputation for welcoming refugees. In the movie Logan, we see how Laura aka X-23 and...

Is it in the Best Interests of Your Children to Leave Planet Earth?

If you are not watching Netflix’s Lost in Space, stop reading and go watch the first episode “Impact.” The episode story structure is told...

Are Human Sacrifices Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

Catherine Wilder on Hulu’s Runaways is a case study in attorney ethics. She met her future husband Geoffrey while representing him in jail. She...

Lethal Force on Krypton

In the Krypton episode “The Rankless Initiative,” Lyta-Zod has taken the command of the 4th Squad of the Military Guild. Zod’s troops arrested civilians en...

Does the Insanity Defense Apply to Attempted Human Genocide?

Treason is too light a word to describe Dr. Newton Geiszler’s plan to destroy humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. The issue for Dr. Geiszler...

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...

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...

Vader’s Forcing Confessions

Darth Vader had a very forceful way of getting the information he wanted from people. From the opening scenes of Episode IV, we learned Vader thrived on choking others. Moreover, orders such as, "Commander,...

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcasts

Happy Anniversary Star Wars! The Far Away Galaxy from a long time ago has inspired lawyers and judges for 40 years. We recorded three podcasts to celebrate the Ruby Anniversary with friends who all...

May the 4th Be With You!

It's time to geek out for Star Wars Day. Attorneys Jessica Mederson, Megan Hitchcock, Roger Quiles explore the following legal issues in Star Wars: Did Kylo Ren commit desecration of a corpse in displaying Darth...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Comic Con The Final Frontier

"Awe inspiring" is the best way to describe our second appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Our Star Trek panel brought together the most...

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...

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...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

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...

Movies That Make Lawyers Think “Wait a Minute…”

Lawyers always see the world through code sections and case law. For anyone related to a lawyer, married to a lawyer, or dating a lawyer,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

No Going Back for Grant Ward Now

Grant Ward did not just kill his brother; Ward killed a United States Senator. Grant Ward already has a huge list of victims that...

What We Learned from T.A.H.I.T.I. on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We have two very big take aways from the Agents of SHIELD episode T.A.H.I.T.I.: 1) Skye did not have an Advanced Health Directive; 2) Agents Coulson,...

Remember that Time the Inhumans Started a War Because SHIELD Acted...

Agents of SHIELD has ventured into a new legal realm: Foreign Policy. As one could expect, this results in a war. There are MANY things...