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BrandonCarr39
01-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disqualify him

Boston resident Sal Esposito has been called to jury duty, but there's one thing standing in the way of his ability to serve: He's a cat.



Massachusetts couple Anna and Guy Esposito received a jury duty summons for their feline friend this month, who they had listed as a household resident on the 2010 Census.

"Sal is a member of the family so I listed him on the last Census form under pets but there has clearly been a mix-up," Anna told local TV station WHDH. "I read the whole thing and I said, 'Oh my God, how could he go, he's a cat?'"

"I was shocked," added Anna's husband Guy, though he said Sal - a fan of crime shows - "knows right and wrong."

Anna filed to have her pet disqualified from the service requirement on the grounds he is "unable to speak and understand English." She even included a letter from her vet explaining that Sal is not a human being but a "domestic short-haired neutered feline," WHDH reported.

The court rejected the request, and as things stand, Sal will have to report for duty to Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston on March 23.

And what if Sal the cat is asked to weigh in on a case?

"He'll probably do a meow for the answer," Anna said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2011/01/17/2011-01-17_cat_is_summoned_for_jury_duty_in_boston_court_r ejects_owners_appeal_to_disqualif.html#ixzz1BckdLe fv

MasterOfPuppets
01-20-2011, 11:18 PM
those people should be fined for listing the cat on the census ....:noidea:

SteelersinCA
01-21-2011, 12:21 PM
10 bucks says the cat has voted in elections.

lionslicer
01-21-2011, 01:07 PM
There is no "pets" on the census. She said on the census it said under pets "dog" and she scratched it out and put cat. There is a very good chance that somene make a fake census with pets on it just to screw with some people. Like 1 form per 10,000 people, it wouldn't be the first time.

The people who were checking the census and actually took the cat in the fake pet section and put them in the system as a human resident should be fined for being an idiot.

MACH1
01-21-2011, 03:15 PM
At least the cat gets a small check for showing up.

TOOLofSTEEL
01-21-2011, 05:15 PM
At least the cat gets a small check for showing up.

Buy some cat food and litter with it. Can't go wrong with that.

Steelboy84
01-22-2011, 08:47 PM
"Anna filed to have her pet disqualified from the service requirement on the grounds he is "unable to speak and understand English."

That's probably the best part of the story.

urgle burgle
01-26-2011, 12:58 PM
wow. who is dumber, the owners of the cat, or the ones that would still want him on the court? unknown.