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Former President Barack Obama Shows Up for Jury Duty

09 November 2017, 01:12 | Colleen Roy

Barack Obama arrives at Chicago court to report for jury duty

Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty

But some jurors were more impressed than inconvenienced by the fact that Obama showed up to perform his civic duty. Some include President, father and still my President.

Obama - wearing a dark sport coat, dress shirt, but without a tie - waved to people who gathered outside after hearing reports that he would be reporting for jury duty.

Former President Barack Obama has arrived in Chicago for jury duty. With tons of photographers and fans around, Obama appeared bright and cheery given the circumstances.




Obama's presence in Chicago's downtown county courthouse prompted extra security measures that meant delays and snaking lines to get through the building's entrance screening. He also helped brighten the normally vanilla experience by cracking a few jokes.

Timothy Evans, the presiding judge of the Cook County chief judge, told county commissioners weeks ago that Obama would serve in November, but would not say when. The official, who is not authorized to speak about the former president's jury duty, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Obama owns a home in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. In 2015, former President George W. Bush answered the jury duty call in Dallas. He also was not selected. Like Obama, Neither landed on a jury. In 2004, media titan Oprah Winfrey, who at the time produced her talk show out of the midwestern city, was a juror on a three-day murder trial ending in a conviction. Mr. T was not chosen to sit on a jury. A decade later, Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, showed up to a suburban Chicago courthouse for jury duty, sporting his usual Mohawk, but without the gold chains for which he is known.



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