The Right to Presume Villains Guilty

Jurors often struggle with cognitive dissonance when trying to presume the defendant is innocent while he is also accused of a crime. Ms. Marvel and Daredevil provide an interesting perspective on the presumption of innocence in their roles as superheroes. … More The Right to Presume Villains Guilty

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The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part IV: Smoking Depictions and the First Amendment

In this post, we will explore Winters v. New York, Brown v. Entertainment Merchant Association, and Miller v. California to provide a framework to analyze whether smoking depictions could be statutorily regulated and withstand the heightened scrutiny applied to First Amendment cases. … More The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part IV: Smoking Depictions and the First Amendment