The guys over at Wired’s Underwire blog got together with some lawyers and doctors to answer the really important questions like:

Do the Undead Have Legal Responsibilities?
Are Mercy Killings Legal During the Zombie Apocalypse?
Was It Illegal for Rick to Help Andrea Commit Suicide?
Was It Legal for Rick to Chop Off Hershel’s Leg?
How Does the Zombie Apocalypse Affect Moral Reasoning?
What Makes the Governor a Psychopath–But Not Rick?
Why Do the People of Woodbury Follow the Governor?

Go give it a read, it’s a good one. And don’t believe for a second I’m letting your “old world” laws apply to me when the walkers come chomping. I’ll be amputating and mercy killing all day long.