... it was proposed as a 'true quote':
In a murder trial, the defense attorney
was cross-examining a pathologist. Here's what
Attorney: Before you signed the death certificate, had
you taken the pulse?
Attorney: Did you listen to the heart?
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Attorney: So, when you signed the death certificate, you
weren't sure the man was dead, were you?
Pathologist: Well, let me put it this way.
The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk. But I
guess it's possible he could be out there practicing law