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Virtual Legality Episode 488

"Mediocre and Schlocky": Federal Court takes on The Last Jedi

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A new challenger has arrived!

As the Internet has been generally uninterested in the completely non-controversial eighth mainline entry into the space opera series known as Star Wars since the film's release in 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals thought it made sense to make its own stance on the film (and its successor) known...by means of a formal legal opinion.

But what is the purpose of pop culture references in legal opinions? Well, that depends a lot on the purpose of the opinions themselves.

It's okay Disney, failure is the greatest teacher; or so we've been told…in Virtual Legality.

#StarWars #LastJedi #CourtOpinion


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Discussed in this episode:
"The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, and Heroism in the Age of Trump"
Hoeg Law Blog - December 20, 2017
https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/the-last-jedi-luke-skywalker-and-heroism-in-the-age-of-trump/

"Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, and Heroism in the Age of Trump"
YouTube Video - May 6, 2018 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/kJFKECG1FU4

Henderson v ConAgra Foods (Class Action Objection)
Decided June 1, 2021
https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/06/01/19-56297.pdf


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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