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Meow! by suzulu on 18 January 2011 7:11pm
 
Hahahaaa!

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/38/20110118/tod-cat-summoned-for-jury-service-045b8e8.html
 
Re: Meow! by mrsteabag on 18 January 2011 10:30pm
 
LOL!! Now that's a new way to get out of jury duty!
The next best one was a friend of mine who was called when she was 8.5 months pregnant. The judge took one look at her and couldn't get her out of the courtroom fast enough!
 
Re: Meow! by Loretto on 19 January 2011 1:01am
 
You have to be able to understand English to serve on the jury, but you are not required to read it in order to categorize census forms!!!

Makes sense!

 
Re: Meow! by kazzzz on 19 January 2011 1:54am
 
Oh how silly!

My friend was called in to do jury duty ( the case was to do with paedophilia). Sitting in the dock was one of our high school teachers. She was outta there pretty fast.
 
Re: Meow! by suzulu on 19 January 2011 2:24pm
 
OMG!
 
Re: Meow! by Loretto on 22 January 2011 3:22pm
 
Yahoo news is only 4 days behind Sue's groundbreaking story :-)

"Cat called in to court
This story starts innocently enough. The proud owner of a pet cat decided to put him down as a family member on a city census. Even though it was listed as a pet, that seemed to be enough for the Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston, which subsequently summoned the kitty, one "Sal Esposito," to appear for jury duty.

Since the court doesn't exactly include an opt-out for pets, Sal's owner, Anna, marked that Sal was "unable to speak and understand English." (We guess "here kitty, kitty" does not count.) But hey, nobody's perfect. The response: Sal was expected to appear for duty.

The jury commissioner would like us to know that the error was actually quickly corrected, and no cat actually sat for a jury of its peers in a superior court. But that did not stop the story from going viral on the Web. Searches on the cat-astrophe lifted on "boston cat jury duty," "cat jury duty," and "sal esposito."

Headline should have read:
What a Catastrophe!
 



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