Event

Star Wars Droid Rights Mock Trial/ WonderCon 2018

Can R2D2 and C3PO sue the Mos Eisley Cantina for discrimination? Would a court rule that a droid is a “person” protected by public accommodation laws? United States Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman will hear arguments from Megan Hitchcock, Esq. and Christine Peek, Esq. (McManis Faulkner) representing R2-D2 and C-3PO, and Steve B. Chu, Esq. and Thomas Harper, Esq. (Army JAG officer) representing the Mos Eisley Cantina.  This trial will decide whether the droids can sue for Bartender Wuher's refusal to serve them. Keri Bean (NASA JPL and R2-D2 Builders) will testify as a droid expert on whether droids are “alive.” Gordon Tarpley portrays C-3PO. Organized by Joshua Gilliland, Esq. (The Legal Geeks).