Brain death is person death
The Core 1.1 Mail
Hugh Gibbons
The centrality of the brain in law is revealed in law's test of death: Legal death happens when there is irreversible cessation of brain activity. Brain activity is a necessary condition to legal personhood, and, perhaps with the exception of the fetus, it is a sufficient condition for legal personhood. "It appears that once brain death has been determined … no criminal or civil liability will result from disconnecting the life-support devices." Dority v. Superior Court of San Bernardino County, 193 Cal.Rptr. 288, 291 (1983)