Joshua Warren is an attorney after my own heart. Well, I certainly hope he isn't literally after my heart. Mr. Warren is putting together a casebook on zombie law. According to Findlaw's Deanne Katz, "Warren claims he has over 300 federal court opinions that use the word 'zombie' which is more than enough for an imposing casebook to store on your bookshelf." Check out the project here.
I do believe that judges (and lawyers), frighteningly, use the word "zombie" and its derivatives that often. Maybe more often. Zombies can take on lives of their own, although they aren't supposed to. That's the point of zombification, isn't it? Ms. Katz makes reference to Adam Chodorow's Death and Taxes and Zombies, forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review.
Mr. Warren is offering a number of purchasables to fund his project; they look like fun. T-shirts, postcards and a photo of yourself as a zombie (you don't have to undergo the change--just the magic of digital transformation) can be yours: the transfer of negotiable instruments for swag.
Check out his blog, Zombie Law, here.
I note that Mr. Warren is also interested in locating instances of uses of the word "ninja" in court opinions. Abandoning the rule of law completely? Similarly, uses of the phrase "cocker spaniel." Going to the dogs, are we?
Life and law and zombies. Put me down for a copy of the Warren casebook.