Courts: A Purrfect Excuse From Jury Duty

A Purrfect Excuse From Jury Duty

Cat Mousam never voted, drove a car, paid taxes or performed any of the other everyday tasks that might ordinarily call her to the attention of Boston officialdom. Nevertheless, thanks to a city census taker who spotted her name on the front door of her home, Mousam received a summons last month ordering her to report for jury duty in August. Since Mousam ignored the summons, along with an enclosed form that permits prospective jurors to offer reasons for declining to serve, her housemates, Social Workers David Christian and Lia Graceffa, took charge. Christian checked a box indicating that Mousam could...

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