All lawyers aren’t zombies. Only some.

The title refers to a casebook for lawyers called  Zombie Law: Zombies in the Federal Courts,  being developed by Joshua Warren. He’s using Kickstarter to raise $ for the project.  [Note for nonlawyers: Lawyers learn to think like lawyers by reading thousands of cases compiled by topic in casebooks. Second note for nonlawyers: You probably don’t need me to tell you this but casebooks are REALLY boring].

Warren claims that there are ” 330+ real case opinions in U.S. Federal Courts in which “zombie” appear (also “zombies” and “zombi” and “zombified” and “zombielike” and “zombified” and “zombism” etc ). ”

To verify this claim, I performed a Google Scholar search using the term zombie and received 73 hits. I was disappointed to find at least in the cases I skimmed that zombies were neither plaintiffs nor defendants. So, as a fearless investigative reporter, I must say that the title should read Cases That Mention The Word Zombie In the Federal Courts But Are Really  About Some Other Issue.  

Never trust a lawyer [wait didn’t Clint Eastwood make that point].