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In a move that can only be described as "Monty Python imitates life," according to the ABA Journal, a living man appeared in court and was declared legally dead by the judge. The judge then refused to reverse the ruling.
In my opinion, this created some rather interesting problems:
Can the dean man still vote if he is a registered voter?
In Chicago, can dead people can vote? Is there a difference here?
Can you continue to vote more than once? Can you hold public office?
Can the dead man collect his own life insurance policy?
Can you still get a senior or AARP discount?
Speaking of discounts, can you get a better deal for your second funeral?
Can the dead man hold a funeral for himself and attend?
Is this really a set up for making "Princess Bride II"?
As Billy Crystal replied in that movie, "Dead is not necessarily completely dead."
Can the dead man marry and still have children?
And the final burning question: Does he still have to pay income taxes on the income he earns as a dead citizen?