Real Lawyer Reacts to Game of Thrones: Trial of Tyrion Lannister


  1. LegalEagle

    LegalEagle8 bulan yang lalu

    Seriously check out the The Real War of The Thrones on CuriousityStream at it's awesome (plus it helps out the channel)

  2. walrusArmageddon

    walrusArmageddon9 jam yang lalu

    Hey, if we're getting into fantasy and whatnot, could you do a video on "law of suprise" from the Witcher? Just wanna know your thoughts on the whole thing

  3. Luiz Sanchez

    Luiz Sanchez3 hari yang lalu

    A trial by combat in Kansas was recently requested. Apparently some judge in the states said its not beyond the bounds of the law to have one. LegalEagle?

  4. LeoTehJester

    LeoTehJester12 hari yang lalu

    As entertainment, this video was bemusing. As a legal lesson it was useful and educational. As a legitimate comparison of a feif trial and US law, it was abysmal. Very good learning opportunity though.

  5. Teralcraft

    TeralcraftBulan Yang lalu

    Objection Medievil law was vastly less just than today especially in The United States as we became a nation over 100 years after the reiniciance ended . Also Game of Thrones seems to be set in a world where the Magna Carta is not entirely applicable . He likely would not have been given a trial at all. Being of Nobillity himself he would not have been charged with any crime . instead a war would have been declared and Tyrion would have likely been Ransomed . Also the local Regent would be the "judge" given the era in question.The Era he would have been restrained if a trial however unlikely a trial would be. it would not usually have a jury as that duty would fall upon the local Regent. His accusation would have had him questioned and likely exiled or executed immediately. based on the judgment of whomever was in to be the Judge of said case. my rights as an American do not apply to Tyrion as he is not an American Citizen. if he was accused by the royal court he would have been found guilty if the regent did not like him. Regardless of Evidence. Trial by Combat was totally a thing. Even the Romans did it (gladiatorial arena ' The Germanic tribes and most Pre Christian Europe. Him Requesting Trial by Combat was totally a right during that era. Especially being a Noble. He likely not have even been a suspect. He could simply accuse or claim it was another and be sent home. Being royal he could say it was anyone and the Royal court would have had no choice but to peruse whomever was not him . All thogh mush of it depends on his accuser in which would be the person whom he would likely meet in the dueling grounds or the Champion they chose. Being Royal he could either choose a champion of fight his accuser (or their fighter of choice ) to whatever term decided by the local regent

  6. Zimm Can

    Zimm Can2 bulan yang lalu

    Tyrion Game of Thrones Supreme Youth Kids T-Shirt

  7. Gzyms

    Gzyms18 jam yang lalu

    Defendant wasn't forced to fight himself trial by combat in medieval europe, he could chose a champion just like in GoT.

  8. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith2 hari yang lalu

    Divorce or child support, I demand a trail by combat

  9. QualityHerbs420

    QualityHerbs4203 hari yang lalu

    Objection- you need to do an episode on The Wire.

  10. Elias Bischoff

    Elias Bischoff3 hari yang lalu

    Objection. The grand maester could not have put a "drop" of the poison on the bracelett, since the strangler has a christaline texture. It is not a liquid.

  11. Love Steve

    Love Steve4 hari yang lalu

    Did he cover rain man?

  12. Bladez

    Bladez5 hari yang lalu

    please react to 13 reasons why!

  13. lesuanu nwimene

    lesuanu nwimene7 hari yang lalu

    Varys is one of my best commander in the official game of thrones game.

  14. Ulf Johnsen

    Ulf Johnsen8 hari yang lalu

    Objection: would not accusing the judge of criminal behavior be considered «contempt of the court»? (Refering to Tyrion accusing his father the judge, which you felt was confronting his accuser)

  15. Sarah Pryor

    Sarah Pryor8 hari yang lalu

    Objection: this was clearly a public service, not murder. 😂

  16. Vaibhav Rokde

    Vaibhav Rokde9 hari yang lalu

    Make him react to *'SUITS'*

  17. joyjit paul

    joyjit paul10 hari yang lalu

    To be fair to the show though this was shown to be a rigged trial.

  18. T.

    T.12 hari yang lalu

    Could you react to the trial scene of the movie _Il Traditore_ by Marco Bellocchio?

  19. PhantomSavage

    PhantomSavage13 hari yang lalu

    .. Please do an in-depth video about the actual 1960 French case that was granted Trial by Combat. that would be really interesting.

  20. romain burgy

    romain burgy13 hari yang lalu

    I know it's just for fun but in medieval times trials were very far of what they are today, so it doesn't make sense to compare it to modern trials

  21. Kevin

    Kevin15 hari yang lalu

    I'm not a lawyer, but even I could see the problem in this trial.

  22. 5 .J

    5 .J17 hari yang lalu

    We don’t want a lawyer to react, we want a historian who learned about Middle Ages trials.

  23. Tee Price

    Tee Price18 hari yang lalu

    Trial by combat could be fought by a champion; in fact there were professionals who took on such trials.

  24. Rona Dometita

    Rona Dometita18 hari yang lalu

    Hello... can u react to '' a true story'' bout a journalist and a killer who stole his identity. .. thank youuuuuuuuuu

  25. Hej Svej

    Hej Svej19 hari yang lalu


  26. That Person

    That Person19 hari yang lalu

    >Mace speaking >Subtitles: Tywin speaking Poor Mace, not even the subtitles gives you credit.

  27. Jeriel B

    Jeriel B20 hari yang lalu

    i mean when you are comparing for realism. it is unfair to judge it based on modern Legal System. it is like comparing apples with oranges.

  28. Yeetus Weedus

    Yeetus Weedus21 hari yang lalu

    My favorite scene in whole GoT

  29. Paulina Bazan Selzer

    Paulina Bazan Selzer22 hari yang lalu

    As a non-lawyer, non-English speaker (not my first language, that is) I’m just rewatching this GoT scene cause all the Law lingo was completely lost on me, I just stared into his eyes lol

  30. Stefan Stanulov

    Stefan Stanulov23 hari yang lalu

    From a historical point of view the trial is quite accurate, although it wasn't always that biased.

  31. the random pineapple

    the random pineapple23 hari yang lalu

    Objection westeros has completely laws and court procedure

  32. Shaun Heaps

    Shaun Heaps24 hari yang lalu

    Objection by law you can demand a trial by combat at any point of your trial and if you were of noble blood you could demand a champion

  33. Alex Ting

    Alex Ting24 hari yang lalu

    Problem: You're trying to compare a game of thrones trial with an american trial. That already doesn't really work

  34. Eric Russell

    Eric Russell24 hari yang lalu

    Trial by 7 is in the constitution. Under the 6 article vin code 737

  35. MS Thalamus

    MS Thalamus25 hari yang lalu

    To quote The Monarch: "Peers?! PEERS????!!!!!"

  36. The Group

    The Group26 hari yang lalu

    Actual you could demand a trial by combat anytime and it is protected by law that you must get one.

  37. Pratheek Bhat

    Pratheek Bhat27 hari yang lalu

    Bruh this show has dragons and magic and you're worrying about the reality of a trial??

  38. 2 Spooky 4 Me

    2 Spooky 4 Me28 hari yang lalu

    This sort of thing happens in real life, albeit not in courts, but I've had work situations where people were framed like this.

  39. Timothy Ibrahim

    Timothy Ibrahim29 hari yang lalu

    Objection!: Actually Trial by Combat usually had a champion

  40. haunted utah paranormal investigators

    haunted utah paranormal investigators29 hari yang lalu

    And Scotland trial by combat still a thing but only with people who are knighted

  41. haunted utah paranormal investigators

    haunted utah paranormal investigators29 hari yang lalu

    My name is Crystal McCray of the clan MacRae out of Scotland and Falkirk my titles are Duchess of night Duchess of rain and yes you can order within the court trial by combat but you have to be a knight in order to do so as far as I know Tyrion was not a knight he was hand of the king so by Royal Decree he would not be able to demand trial by combat

  42. Mike Anderson

    Mike AndersonBulan Yang lalu

    6:00 I have to take issue with his analysis. With hearsay there can often be an overlap between exceptions and what is or is not considered to be hearsay. Much of what was described is actually non-assertive conduct and is not hearsay at all. Putting that aside for the moment, the truth of the matter asserted was that Joffrey was a "vicious idiot" etc. etc. The court doesn't care if he was an idiot or if he was vicious. Thus, the statements are clearly not being offered for the truth of the matter asserted. But I think the truly dispositive evidentiary view is that these statements and actions show the then existing state of mind of the accused and are probative of a motive, intent and whether or not there was a plan to commit murder. This probably would not fall under the admission exception because the statements were not made in connection with the instant offense, but that is really academic based on the foregoing analysis. This fellow is very nice, but I would be surprised if he has ever tried a criminal case based upon his analysis. Based on the fact that there is no prosecutor and all of the witnesses testified in the narrative form, I think it is clear that this was meant to be a show trial.

  43. Mark Ferris

    Mark FerrisBulan Yang lalu

    um...using a person who is from a 'Democratic Republic' is a farce. Trial by Combat goes back before the Days of Roman Empire....

  44. FlameDarkfire

    FlameDarkfireBulan Yang lalu

    Objection! 4:03 Shouldn't Tywin also recuse himself due to familial relationship?

  45. FlameDarkfire

    FlameDarkfireBulan Yang lalu

    Objection! You can't compare the legal code of the late Medieval-Early Renaissance period to modern American Jurisprudence.

  46. Officer George Ishaq

    Officer George IshaqBulan Yang lalu

    One thing I've seemed to have noticed when I first saw this was that Tyrion is very short

  47. BlackHeart

    BlackHeartBulan Yang lalu

    Here's the thing though, is it even fair to grade this scene using real life standards? I haven't watched Game of Thrones, but I would ASSUME things like constitutional rights and amendment rights would not apply here as they probably don't even exist. Or at least not in the same way that they do for us. In a medieval time period like this, I can't help but feel like this is exactly how things would/could play out....

  48. Soselo Soso

    Soselo SosoBulan Yang lalu

    Analysing a Medieval Fictional Kangaroo Court. Ok.

  49. heather wheeler

    heather wheelerBulan Yang lalu

    The youngest grandson excusing him self is like him saying I don’t want to deal with this shit so grandfather , you deal with it.

  50. Sylveon Chan

    Sylveon ChanBulan Yang lalu

    Objetion: Man, that is a fun word to say

  51. SLiM M

    SLiM MBulan Yang lalu

    OBJECTION: Game of Thrones takes place in the BC years in it's own "universe". Not every country - or even every state (think the whole thing about photography being prohibited in a courtroom) - has the same courts laws. I'm actually kind of surprised Tyrion got a trial at all. I mean, Geoffrey had someone's tongue ripped out on the spot because he didn't like their song - no trial was deemed necessary.

  52. Murderous Kitten

    Murderous KittenBulan Yang lalu

    objection: you view fantasy medieval theme story by modern western standarts . thats like puting person on trial in 1066 AD for speeding at 100mph :D

  53. Ramon Espinoza

    Ramon EspinozaBulan Yang lalu

    *Me getting a traffic ticket* “I DEMAND A TRIAL BY COMBAT”

  54. Greg the Louisvillain

    Greg the LouisvillainBulan Yang lalu

    The trial of Tyrion Lannister is meant to be both a show trial and a kangaroo court. The parties involved all have vested interests in seeing Tyrion executed for Joffrey's murder. The closest thing to a kangaroo court that I can think of in American history would be the Salem Witch Trials (which occurred almost a full century before the US was a thing), but many show trials have occurred in the US in more recent years. It probably would have been better to compare the trial of Tyrion Lannister with some of that history, rather than with typical modern US jurisprudence. Especially since this is clearly a fantasy world where documents like the Magna Carta or ideas like habeas corpus don't exist.

  55. qaboos4

    qaboos4Bulan Yang lalu

    Could Donald Trump's lawsuit against bill Maher have been dismissed out right on the grounds that humans and orangs can't procreate, or are lawsuits not bound by objective reality

  56. qaboos4

    qaboos4Bulan Yang lalu

    personal question: say hypothetically someone accused me of keeping a venomous snake when in reality I only keep a corn snake. Would I have the right to have an expert (pet store employee or zookeeper from a reptile house) braught in to settle the matter?

  57. Kong Lee

    Kong LeeBulan Yang lalu

    Gets a speeding ticket I DEMAND A TRAIL BY COMBAT!

  58. PANTHERS pride

    PANTHERS prideBulan Yang lalu

    🤣🤣 I am just picturing that in my head

  59. Linda Dawson

    Linda DawsonBulan Yang lalu

    Objection. Modern Jusrist prudinice has no place in GoT because it's based on medieval justice the jury trial wouldn't come to pass for another for hundreds year

  60. Bui Doi

    Bui DoiBulan Yang lalu

    When your trial is less realistic than a 15th centuary esque kangaroo court... Looking at you, Bee movie

  61. Jo Wolf

    Jo WolfBulan Yang lalu

    I'd like to see an English barrister analyze this scene - as the initial concept for the book series (and therefore the show) was based on England during the War of the Roses. This would suggest that the courts/judicial system (or lack thereof really) should be an analogue to that of England's during the period.

  62. PhatBoyzClub

    PhatBoyzClubBulan Yang lalu

    Trial by combat should be a real thing. Would make the court systems way faster and efficient. Plus fitness would be on the rise. )

  63. ASMR touch

    ASMR touchBulan Yang lalu

    Cersei couldn't wait to blame Tyrion for something. Anything. He was the little thing that stopped her from being in the perfect family.

  64. Mark12 Strang

    Mark12 StrangBulan Yang lalu

    Judging this trial by modern standards is like handing out speeding tickets at Indianapolis 500.

  65. Phillip Cole Jr

    Phillip Cole JrBulan Yang lalu

    Objection: I understand that your comparison of his trial is based on the knowledge that you have has a lawyer of New York of the 20th century. However, how can you give this trial a D- for realistic accuracy, without doing research and comparing proceedings and trial conductivity of the 15th century instead of today's methods. They neither have the same laws or constitution that we have today.

  66. Jules Gch

    Jules GchBulan Yang lalu

    The trial was against him from the beginning anyway