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BrandonCarr39 01-20-2011 10:07 PM

Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disqualify h
 
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
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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...#ixzz1BckdLefv

MasterOfPuppets 01-20-2011 10:18 PM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
those people should be fined for listing the cat on the census ....:noidea:

SteelersinCA 01-21-2011 11:21 AM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
10 bucks says the cat has voted in elections.

lionslicer 01-21-2011 12:07 PM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
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 02:15 PM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
At least the cat gets a small check for showing up.

TOOLofSTEEL 01-21-2011 04:15 PM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MACH1 (Post 901688)
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 07:47 PM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
"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 11:58 AM

Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali
 
wow. who is dumber, the owners of the cat, or the ones that would still want him on the court? unknown.


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