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It's A Bird; It's A Plane; It's A Statute?


What would happen if Superman had to get a warrant for his x-ray vision? Can you imagine Batman in small claims court when his batarangs damage city buildings?

On Friday's Up to Datewe’ll talk with James Daily and Ryan Davidson, the authors of The Law of Superheroes, a book about how the comics would be different if superheroes were subject to real-life laws. 
The book is based on Daily and Davidson's blog, Law and the Multiverse.

James Daily is an attorney licensed in Missouri and a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.  He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. By day, he works for the Stanford University Hoover Institution’s Project on Commercializing Innovation and represents clients in intellectual property matters.     Ryan Davidson is an attorney licensed in Indiana and a graduate of Notre Dame Law School. He practices in Fort Wayne, mostly in insurance law.



When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.