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How Doublegangers Cause Mayhem for Justice

Cloak and Dagger season 1 ended with Detective Brigid O’Reilly surfacing in a swamp after getting shot and doused with otherworldly energy. The only side...

Poor Unconscionable Souls

In 1989, The Little Mermaid made a splash in theaters for the very first time. The story centers around rebellious teenaged mermaid, Ariel, who longs to be part of the...

Lawyers Go Batty Over the World’s Greatest Detective from Gotham

We had a Bat-tastic time at WonderCon 2019 with our panel honoring the 80th Anniversary of Batman. A big thank you to Matt Weinhold...

Fraud in the Matrix

The Matrix confronted audiences with the question of whether they would choose freedom over slavery, even if choosing freedom meant sacrificing the comforting illusion...

We’re Going to WonderCon 2019!

The Legal Geeks are returning to WonderCon for TWO panels! Check out our panel schedule for Friday and Sunday! https://youtu.be/4KMcfNDYcSc Stormtrooper Defective Body Armor Mock Trial  Friday...

Two-Face Civil Rights Mock Trial at San Diego Comic Fest 2019

We returned to San Diego Comic Fest for a mock trial inspired by Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth, where Two-Face...

Star Wars

Rebel Terrorists? The Legality of Blowing Up Two Death Stars

You Rebel scum. The poor Galactic Empire always gets painted as the murderous bad guys in Star Wars. But from a certain point of view, one can sort of empathize with the Emperor’s legions in...

What If Ewoks Were Hunted for their Pelts?

Yub Nub. Ewoks are tool-welding primates that took down Imperial AT-ST Walkers and Storm Troopers with rocks, logs, and cuteness. Ewoks lived in tree villages and prepared tramps for creatures taller than Ewoks, such...

Episode II: Is The Death Star An Orbital War Crime?

After our not-so-flattering analysis the Death Star’s strike on Alderaan, Tarkin probably would have reassigned us with the rest of the battle station’s Judge Advocate attorneys to the spice mines of Kessel to be smashed into...

Vader knows: You gotta have a good bad guy.

“We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope.” So says Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. On December 16th we get to see the early days of the Rebellion, formed to...

San Francisco Comic Con Memories!

We had an amazing time at San Francisco Comic Con. Thank you everyone who attended our panels and the show organizers. A big thank you to all of our panelists, including Circuit Judge John...
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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...

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...

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...

Assumption of Risk & Star Trek Red Shirts

There are some jobs so inherently dangerous that there is only the knowing assumption of risk for engaging in the activity. One such job...

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...

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...

The Duty to Rescue and Pinky Swears on Star Trek Discovery

Is there a duty to rescue Starfleet Officers kidnapped into the Mycelial Network? Are pinky swears legally enforceable? And is someone still a murderer...
AbbyShot's Eleventh Doctor's Purple Coat

Blockbuster Legal Analysis

Captain America

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...

Hey Captain America, What Could Go Wrong With a Giant Spy...

Captain America Winter Soldier was my favorite comic book movie to date. Excellent storytelling, with the not so subtle warning of a massive police...

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,...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

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...

Closing Arguments for Season 1 of Daredevil

Daredevil is a very unique comic book adaptation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First, Wilson Fisk was not a villain out for genocide, but...

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

Does Lance Hunter Have a Valid Employment Contract with Director Coulson?

Agent Lance Hunter signed a cocktail napkin and gave it to Director Phil Coulson as acceptance of Coulson’s offer to join SHIELD. Does Hunter...

Skye Fall: Treason on Agents of SHIELD

 One may think disloyal thoughts and have his heart on the side of the enemy. Yet if he commits no act giving aid and...

The Politics of Agents of SHIELD with Gerry O’Brien

Could President Ellis have a chance for re-election after his Vice President committed treason AND HYDRA's helicarriers crashing in the Potomac? Veteran politic consultant Gerry...