Barack Obama Summoned for Jury Duty


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Former President Barack Obama is no different than the rest of us when summoned to perform his civic duty.

Obama, who owns a home in Chicago, has been summoned by Cook County for jury duty and intends to participate fully if chosen.

“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 to the Chicago Tribune.

Obama, who went to Harvard Law School and worked as a civil rights attorney and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School before going into politics can expect to be paid the going rate of $17.25 for each day served performing jury duty in Cook County.

Obama isn’t the first president who has received a jury duty summons – both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both appeared for jury selection after leaving office.