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Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago

Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago

In fact, Obama was also summoned in 2010 but that was during his most powerful leader in the world period, and he was able to postpone reporting, according to his spokeswoman, Katie Hill. Some include President, father and still my President.

The 44th president of the United States Barack Obama answered a jury summons and arrived at the Chicago courthouse with stringent security and a motorcade. With tons of photographers and fans around, Obama appeared bright and cheery given the circumstances.

Cell phone video from a fellow juror shows a relaxed Obama signing in at the Richard J. Daley Center and then shaking hands with those seated around the jury pool waiting room. He also helped brighten the normally vanilla experience by cracking a few jokes.

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Cook County pays jurors a rate of $17.20 for each day of service, and Evans said the court will be sending Obama a check, adding that his staffers indicated that the former president will likely donate his earnings.

Bush reported for jury duty in Dallas, Texas in 2015.

Obama owns a home in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

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"It shows us all that I don't have a good excuse and it's an important duty for all of us", first-time juror Walter Palmer told ABC Chicago affiliate WLS. And in 2003, former President Bill Clinton reported for jury duty in federal court in New York City.

Theoretically, every USA citizen over the age of 18 could be called for jury duty. 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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