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Preface

In most cases, the rules governing the Law of the United States (and the American Justice System)[1] in Marvel Universes (and mostly Earth-616) mimics Earth-1218's version of the Law of the United States, including (for example) the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 (governing the manufacturing, importing, distribution, and processing of all toxic chemicals. TSCA requires that all such chemical be inspected and approved by the EPA...).[2] and Supreme Court cases such as Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon or Obergefell v. Hodges or Rovario.[3]

The superhuman and supernatural elements of those universes brings new situations and rules in law. In Earth-616, it led the law firm Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway to open a branch where they practiced "Superhuman Law".[4]

Source of Law and Legal Documents

Laws

Many rules of law comes from laws acts, such as the Superhuman Registration Act, S.H.I.E.L.D. Act...

Ruling and jurisprudence

Please find here the known jurisprudence, rulings and precedents.

Evidence acknowledgement

Testimony acknowledgement

Comic books

According to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway Stu Cicero, Marvel Comics are admissible in any court of law, given the fact most of them are licensed from real heroes and that any issue published before 2002 bears the seal of the Comics Code Agency, a federal agency, making them legal documents.[4]

Others

Using magic in financial dealings constitutes illegal market manipulation.[8]

The State of New York doesn't have laws on the books to protect the life, liberty and happiness of non human life-forms. Therefore no charges can be pressed upon (for example) murderers of an non human life-form. It is possible to seek a remedy in civil court.[9]

Alternate realities

Earth-92131

Reading a government official's mind is a federal offense.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 She-Hulk #3
  2. She-Hulk #1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Daredevil Vol 5 #25
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 She-Hulk #2
  5. Civil War II: The Accused #1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Daredevil Vol 5 #24
  7. Daredevil Vol 5 #22
  8. Heroes for Hire #14
  9. Deadpool Vol 4 #28
  10. X-Men '92 Vol 2 #9