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People Went Coconuts Because Barack Obama Went To Jury Duty

People Went Coconuts Because Barack Obama Went To Jury Duty

Former President Barack Obama - and by extension, his Secret Service detail - reported for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois, at the Daley Center in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

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.

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. "I am surprised that he's actually coming".

One group was called and the rest of the 220 jurors - including the 44th president - were dismissed, though Evans added that Obama said he was willing to serve had he been selected. "You brought a book and everything!"

He left his Chicago home in the Kenwood neighbourhood at 9.30am and arrived at the courthouse a half hour layer.

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"The Former president was here at our invitation", Evans said.

Obama now lives in Washington DC, with his family, so it's probably time to change his address.

He is not the first former US President to be considered for jury service.

Obama isn't the first high-profile person to appear for jury duty in Chicago. If not for his presidential status, Obama would've been paid roughly $17.00 a day to be a juror. However people can be dismissed for jury due to economic hardship or if they work full time for the army, emergency services or the United States government.


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