An attorney, cross-examining the local =
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Breathing?", asked the attorney.
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"Ah," the attorney said, "So when =
you signed the death certificate you had not taken ANY steps to make =
sure the man was dead, had you?"
The coroner rolled his =
eyes, and shot back "Counselor, at the time I signed the death =
certificate the man’s brain was sitting in a jar on my desk. But I can =
see your point. For all I know he could be out there practicing law =
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