The Top Legal Geeks Blog Posts of 2016

Check out the countdown of our most popular posts published in 2016 from Number 10 to Number 1.

We had a great year, with three of our guest bloggers making the top ten, including one law student. The most read categories include Luke Cage, Captain America, Daredevil, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

On to the countdown…

Number 10

Iron Man’s Child Endangerment of Spider-Man

Tony Stark entered a new world of liability in Captain America Civil War. No, not a products liability case for building another murdering robot. No, not a 1983 action for holding super-heroes in a...

Number 9

What is the Duty to Warn about the Salt Monster on Planet M113?

The world began exploring the Final Frontier of Star Trek on September 8, 1966. To honor this anniversary, let’s explore the legal issues in The Man Trap. Star Trek began with the age-old problem many...

Number 8

Did Daredevil Adequately Prepare for the Punisher’s Trial?

Spoiler Warning: Do not read unless you have watched Daredevil season 2 episodes "Semper Fidelis" and "Guilty as Sin." Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson represented Frank Castle in his trial that included 37 murder and 98...

Number 7

Did the Jury in Civil War 2 Nullify the Murder Charges Against Hawkeye?

Hawkeye murdered the Hulk in Civil War 2 issue 3. Issue 4 opens with a jury verdict in Federal Court of "Not Guilty." Was justice really served on Hawkeye? Did the jury acquit Clint...

A great guest blogger in Utah took one of the biggest legal issues from The Force Awakens for our sixth most read post in 2016. 

Number 6

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,...

Number 5

I Ain’t Afraid of No Reboot!

I took my kids and my friend’s son to the new Ghostbusters yesterday. They all knew and loved the original Ghostbusters and were really looking forward to the new one. And not one of them...

The fourth most read post this year is by a JAG officer who helped with our Countdown to Rogue One in December. 

Number 4

The Death Star: That’s No Moon—Is it an Orbital War Crime?

The Empire’s prized planet-busting weapon was arguably the pinnacle of destructive technology in the Star Wars universe…at least until the First Order one-upped them with Starkiller Base. If Darth Vader had not sliced him in...

The third most read post is by a McGeorge law student who also participated in the Mock Trial of the Winter Soldier. 

Number 3

How Would You Defend Captain America After Marvel’s Civil War?

Let me start by saying that if the United States were to try and prosecute the most patriotic super hero of all time I would, after passing the state bar exam, jump at the...

Number 2

Does Luke Cage Have a Duty to Warn Attackers He’s Unbreakable?

Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix is excellent. The series has perhaps the most Easter Eggs from other Marvel stories, including Avengers, Iron Man 2, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil. There are wonderful homages to the Power...

Number 1

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 film with action, humor, plot, and heart. The only thing...

Great to see Captain America and the US Constitution come in a strong first place. Thank you all for reading our blog in 2016. 

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Josh Gilliland
Josh Gilliland is a California attorney who focuses his practice on eDiscovery. Josh is the co-creator of The Legal Geeks, which has made the ABA Journal Top Blawg 100 Blawg for 2013 to 2016, and was nominated for Best Podcast for the 2015 Geekie Awards. Josh has presented at legal conferences and comic book conventions across the United States. He also ties a mean bow tie.