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A pet cat has been summoned for jury duty in the U.S. - and has been told by courts he 'must attend'
Despite owner Anna Esposito's protestations that a mistake has been made, a jury commissioner has ruled that Sal must attend the court.
She wrote that Sal was 'unable to speak and understand English' - and included a letter from her vet saying that the animal was a 'domestic short-haired neutered feline'.
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Husband Guy added: 'I said, Sal, what's this? I was shocked. He likes to sit on my knee and watch crime shows with me but even so he's still under qualified for jury duty if you ask me.' There are ten statutory disqualifications preventing people from serving on a jury - and Mrs Esposito said Sal was not suitable because he could not understand the language. However, jurors are 'not expected' to have a perfect command of the English language. The other exemptions did not apply because Sal was not ill, too old or a convicted felon. It is thought he accidentally ended up on the juror list when paperwork was misread at the last census. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Originally posted by loveguy
reply to post by spacedonk
I think the courts want the people responsible for putting a false claim on their census report to be made an example of the court.
They'll get a hefty fine to cover the court costs.