Obama Plans To Serve For Jury Duty Next Month
Former President Barack Obama has been busy trying to clean up the current president’s mess since he sadly departed from the Oval Office, but just like the rest of us civilians, a super busy schedule doesn’t mean anything when it comes down to doing our civic duties.
According to Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, the former president has been called for jury duty, and he will serve sometime next month. “It is highly appreciated,” Evans told the Chicago Tribune. He obviously did not disclose when Obama will serve, but said that it will occur sometime in the month of November.
The former president currently resides in Washington D.C., but will return to his roots in Chicago to serve on a jury. Obama’s name also popped up on a jury duty list at the Bridgeview courthouse in January 2010, but seeing as it was his 2nd year as President Of The United States, he wasn’t able to make it. Oprah Winfrey served on a jury in Cook County as well, and ended up hearing a murder trial in 2004.