Friday Links

Okay. Why are comic book superheroes and villains always being tried, and more importantly, why are the covers of the comics featuring those trials always set OUTSIDE the courtroom? What gives?  Above, you’ll find the cover of Spider-Man #60, published not so long ago in 1995. Here’s how Comicvine describes the narrative:

Peter Parker goes on trial for multiple murders in Utah committed by his clone Kaine.

The clone defense?  Must that be pleaded or waived? Sigh.

In this piece, entitled “Suicide as Gender Issue,” The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice cites our own Stuart Mauney’s blog post on “The Lawyers’ Epidemic: Depression, Suicide, and Substance Abuse.”  Stuart recently served as the chair of the South Carolina Bar’s HELP Task Force, an entity dedicated to educating lawyers and judges about substance abuse and mental health issues in the legal profession.Check it out.  Speaking of Stuart, don’t forget that you can follow him on Twitter  here.

GWB’s own Tom Vanderbloemen recently met with the Sterling School‘s 4th thru 8th grade First Lego League/USFirst Organization team about an invention they have developed. He spoke with students concerning patent law, its history, and the processes involved in patenting a new invention. For more, see here.

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