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Cat Summoned for Jury Duty, Not Excused for Being a Cat

Boy, it's hard to get a good jury these days. Everyone wants out of jury duty - so what's a court to do? Why not call a cat to sit on a jury?

Here's what happened:

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."

Okay, so that's funny - but what follows is even better: the court rejected Anna's petition to excuse the cat from jury duty! Link (Photo: WHDH-TV)


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Start ordering free samples in your pets names and you'll be amazed what happens. One of my cats got a pre-approved credit card and a condom, and the other's been getting samples of lotions and soaps from Dove for about 15+ years now.

Yeah, I was tempted to fill out the credit card application but didn't think they'd accept "Pro Bono Exterminator" as a valid occupation.
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Not all states base their jury pools on voter registration lists. When I lived in California, I received a jury summons even though I wasn't registered. I believe they use DMV records. Of course Massachusetts might indeed be a state in which voter records are the source, which would make this a very interesting situation.
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Dear Interwebs,

THERE'S NO HEADER FOR "PETS" ON THE CENSUS FORM

JURY POOLS ARE STATE-CONTROLLED AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CENSUS ANYWAY

THE ESPOSITOS ARE CLEARLY MORONS WHO AT SOME POINT LISTEN THEIR CAT AS A HUMAN BEING ON AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

Please make this story go away. Thanks.
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