06/22/2015 10:51 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2015

Elena Kagan Fills Kimble v. Marvel Opinion With Spider-Man Easter Eggs

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan knows that with great power comes great responsibility.

Kagan was tasked with writing the opinion in the court's ruling on Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, which addressed the payment of royalties for the use of a patented invention after the patent's expiration date. The case specifically addressed petitioner Stephen Kimble's toy that imitated Spider-Man, allowing kids to shoot a foam string from the palms of their hands.

Kagan took it upon herself to drop some Spider-Man Easter eggs into her opinion, referencing the Marvel hero's popular theme song and one of the most quoted pieces of advice from Spider-Man's Uncle Ben:

On page 2...


And page 18...


Read the full opinion below:

Spiderman Opinion


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