Even Former President Of United States Can’t Get Out Of Illinois Jury Duty
The former President of the United States of America fulfilled his civic duty by showing up for jury duty in Cook County.
It's one of those letters I dread getting in the mail. I've been selected for jury duty in Winnebago County.
I actually just received a "jury duty survey" to fill out this week. I'm sure I'll be getting called soon.
I immediately start thinking of ways to get out of it. Of course, none of them will work for me.
I've been chosen twice. The first time I was there all morning. They let me go to lunch and when I got back, I was dismissed. The trial was settled with a plea bargain.
The next time, I called to check in the night before and found out I wasn't needed.
I actually tried to get out of the first time because I had something for work I couldn't miss. It didn't work. They just rescheduled for me.
There are guidelines for jury duty, but I always wondered who could actually get out of jury duty? They would have to be someone special.
How about a former President of the United States?
According to chicagotribune.com,
"Barack Obama made an appearance at Daley Plaza in Chicago for Cook County jury duty. He owns a home in Chicago."
I guess if the former "Most Powerful Man in the Free World," doesn't have a good enough excuse to get out of jury duty, I shouldn't even try.
"Prospective juror Barack Obama was not chosen to sit on a jury.
Next time you get that jury duty letter in the mail, remember it's just part of living in America.
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