Barack Obama Is Heading To Jury Duty, Rep Says

Former President Obama Speaks On Civic Engagement At The University Of Chicago

If a past president isn’t dodging jury duty, you probably can’t either.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Barack Obama has been called to jury duty in Cook County – and he intends to serve.

The Tribune, citing Chief Judge Tim Evans, said that courthouse officials would work to accommodate his additional security.

“Obviously we will make certain that he has all the accouterments that accompany a former president,” Evans told the paper.

But Evans said that Obama’s representative made it “crystal clear” that Obama would carry out the public duty that many dread.

That also makes him part …

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