Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago


Obama is eligible to vote in Chicago, still owns a property in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, and once served as a senior lecturer at the Chicago Law School before he was elected president.

Former US president Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in support of Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, Oct. 19, 2017, in Newark, New Jersey.

Obama's vice president, Joe Biden was also not selected after being called for jury duty in DE in January 2011 while serving in his position in Washington, D.C.

Eventually everyone gets called for jury duty.

On Friday, Chief Judge Tim Evans reportedly told county commissioners during a budget hearing that Obama had not only been called for jury duty in Cook County, but that he was also planning on serving it, according to the Tribune.

Evans later told the Tribune that adjustments would be made to accommodate Obama's security detail, but he could not say the date or courthouse location where the former president is expected to report. Obama could sit in on criminal cases or civil hearings.

The judge said Obama's safety "will be uppermost in our minds".

Ex-presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush also appeared for jury selection after leaving the White House.

"He made it crystal clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen and resident of this community", Mr Evans told the Chicago Tribune. In fact, he will be a willing juror in court, according to reports.

Even members of the judicial branch don't always make the cut.

In 2004, Oprah Winfrey served duty in the same county, sitting on the jury for a murder case.

"Roberts was not selected, and left court without comment", The Post reported.



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