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Bill Clinton, Chicago, and Community: Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up @balleralert Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former President BarackObama has been summoned for jury duty in Illinois. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the former First Family resides in D.C., Obama also owns a home in Chicago, which allows him fulfill his public duty in the city. Although many active citizens come up with excuses to skip the duty, the former president is taking a different route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "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," Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said, according to The Chicago Tribune. “Obviously, we will make certain that he has all the accoutrements that accompany a former president. His safety will be uppermost in our minds.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, this not the first time a former president has been called for jury duty, and actually showed up. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush appeared for jury selection after their time in office. However, if chosen, reports say he will not be the first high-profile person to be selected either. Back in 2004, OprahWinfrey sat on a jury for a murder trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama is scheduled to appear for duty next month in Cook County.

Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former Pre...

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