Barack Obama reported for jury usage in downtown Chicago
Mr Obama, who is based in Washington DC but still owns a edifice in Chicago, arrived at the Cook County courthouse and sat through the 20-minute work out video explaining the ins and outs of jury service.
Unlike most unremarkable citizens en route to performing their civic duty, the 44th president’s motorcade was lose sight of by excited onlookers all the way from his home on the city’s South Side.
On tourist at the courthouse, Mr Obama – wearing sunglasses, a dark sports jacket and cadaverous shirt – waved to people who gathered outside on Wednesday morning.
Done, the former law professor and Nobel Peace Prize winner was sent untroubled b in without being selected for service from a panel of 168 latent jurors.
President Obama believes the most impressive office in our democracy is that of citizen, and he considers jury duty a middle obligation of citizenship
A spokeswoman later released a statement tell: “President Obama believes the most important office in our democracy is that of ratepayer, and he considers jury duty a core obligation of citizenship.”
Like other jurors, Obama can foresee a cheque for £13 for turning up.
But his spokeswoman said the former president force return the money.
Mr Obama, who was able to postpone jury duty after being summoned in 2010 while in workplace, will now be excused from jury duty for at least a year ahead being reassigned into the pool of potential jurors who are randomly distinguished to serve.
Obama arrived at the Cook County courthouse and supervised a 20-minute training video
Mr Obama waved to people who drew outside on Wednesday morning
Mr Obama was not the first former president to be accompanied to jury duty. In 2015, former President George W.
Bush answered the title in Dallas, but again he was not selected.
Before him, former President Bill Clinton pieced for jury duty in 2003 in New York.
He also was not selected.
Mr Obama was not the first off famous resident of the so-called Windy City to be called to jury excise.
Barack was sent home without being selected for use from a panel of 168 potential jurors
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In 2004, Oprah Winfrey was on a Chicago jury that convicted a man of do in.
A decade later, A-Team star Mr T, was sent home unselected after change into up for jury service at another Chicago courthouse, sporting his trademark Mohican haircut, but without his trite gold chains.