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Episode 22: "Horny Issues: the Hornwood Inheritance Crisis" Learned Hands: The Official Podcast of the Westerosi Bar Association

In this twenty second episode of Learned Hands, the Official Podcast of the Westerosi Bar Association, Maester Merry, Clint from Laws of Ice and Fire ask: What is the legal resolution of the Hornwood Inheritance CrisisOur analysis this week includes:Poor Donella Hornwood gets the respect she deserves.Your Hands lay out detail on the family trees of Halys Hornwood, Donella Hornwood, and one or two other surprise Westerosi heirs. Clint makes an extended analogy about feudal property rights and San Francisco real estate that might hit a little too close to home.We give everyone a refresher on the laws of succession and play Westerosi Bachelorette!George R.R. Martin pays the price for his lack of vision/respect for the common law.The True Legal Heir of the Hornwood is identified, alongside the (actual) likely successor.Merry gives a bonus lecture about copyright law!Clint makes a weird Ferris Beuller reference!So many puns.Supplemental reading: Heirs in the Shadows; Righteous in Wrath, by Good Queen AlyLearned Hands Episode 3: “The Wills of Winter”Learned Hands Episode 12: “Dance Party Vol. I; The Precedent That Never Was”Bumpers by Steven Stark. Intro & Outro music courtesy Sid Luscious & The Pants. None of this should be construed as legal advice OBVIOUSLY. Support the show (
  1. Episode 22: "Horny Issues: the Hornwood Inheritance Crisis"
  2. Episode 21: "Know True Knights; Chivalry & Law in Westeros" feat. Dr. Shiloh Carroll
  3. Episode 20: "GRRM vv JRRT; The Quandary of Aragorn's Tax Policy"
  4. Episode 19: “Dance Party Vol. III; Dance 'til You’re Dead”
  5. Episode 18: "Dance Party Vol. II; One Flew Over The Coup Coup's Nest"
  6. Episode 17: “The Brotherhood Without War Crimez”, feat. BryndenBFish
  7. Episode 16: “Stop the Steal! The Election of Lord Commander Jon Snow”
  8. Episode 15.5: BONUS Horny Jail Livestream Audio
  9. Episode 15: “The Horny Trial of Rhaegar Targaryen”
  10. Episode 14: “The First Law of Braavos”