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Court Blasts “Terran Tempus” Guru Back to Suspension with Time Travel History Lesson, “This...

Opinion of the Court COURT OF APPEALS OF THE UNITED NORTH AMERICA __________ No. 2195.03.15223 __________ ROBERT XIAOTONG XANDO v. UNITED NORTH AMERICA ON WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CHALLENGING LIFE...

Star Trek Extravaganza

We kicked off 2019 with two Star Trek webinars on the Trials of Star Trek and Star Trek Elimination of Bias. Sorry, CLE credit...

Can the First Order Be Charged with Piracy for the Kidnapping of Torra Doza?

The First Order in the Star Wars Resistance episode “The Doza Dilemma,” hired interstellar pirates to kidnap Torra Doza. Could the First Order and...

Engineering Emergency Medical Treatments

Star Trek Discovery season 2 opened with Brother, which captured the essential qualities of Star Trek. The episode is about a phenomenon that could...

What’s Neeku’s Liability for Bibo?

Star Wars Resistance honored Kaiju films such as Gorgo and Gappa: The Triphibian Monster with the episode Bibo. The story focused on Neeku Vozo...

Bumblebee Better Buckle Up

Bumblebee is a beautiful tribute to everyone who grew up playing with Transformers in the 1980s. The film is set in 1987 in a...

Star Wars

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...

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,...

Lady Proxima had the Worst Orphanage Ever

Society has safeguards for runaway or homeless children to be in community care facilities. We saw a version of this with the Oliver Twist dial turned up to 50 in the beginning of Solo....

Being a Super Hero Only Looks Good in Comic Books

Many people hear the call of service and want to wear body armor and a cape. However, this is a profoundly bad idea. The law strongly disfavors ordinary citizens becoming vigilantes. Moreover, we have...

What are the Civil legal implications of Han’s Street Racing and Reckless Driving at...

Welcome back.  Today we have part 2 of our series on whether Han’s high speed driving at the beginning of the movie Solo exposes him to any potential legal problems.  In part 1 we...
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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...

I Was Just Following Orders on the USS Vengeance

The USS Vengeance could have had survivors after its crash landing into San Francisco in Star Trek Into Darkness. The charges against the Star Fleet/Section...

Engineering Emergency Medical Treatments

Star Trek Discovery season 2 opened with Brother, which captured the essential qualities of Star Trek. The episode is about a phenomenon that could...

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...

Boldly Going- Lawyers & Star Trek

Star Trek is one of the most successful and enduring science fiction stories of all time. In addition to heroic tales of making a...

Data: The Measure of A Property Challenge

In the Star Trek The Next Generation episode "The Measure of A Man," Data is put on trial about whether he is a sentient being. Picard's...

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

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

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...

What is Hydra’s Legal Status?

Captain America The First Avenger features Hydra under the leadership of the Red Skull as the principal World War II villains. Hydra begins as...

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...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

War of the Purple Roses

Jeri Hogarth on AKA Jessica Jones was the poster child for everything horrible with attorneys. She bribed a juror at the beginning of her...

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...

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...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Podcast: More Kree? Visits from Lady Sif? Prelude to Civil War?

Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Gerry O'Brien, and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., "go full geek" over the Agents of SHIELD episode "Who You Really Are?” We discussed the...

Mild Treason & Silence of the Lambs on Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD kicked off with a great World War II introduction featuring Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos. I have high hopes for...

S.H.I.E.L.D. and First Impressions

Holy fudge!  I'm not surprised but I am thrilled that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was so freakin' awesome.  My first impressions (because I know y'all...