Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama waves to a crowd of people as he attends Cook County jury duty at the Daley Center on November 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. PHOTO | JOSHUA LOTT | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Obama is not the first US president to show up for service that some Americans either dread or find excuses to avoid. Obama's predecessor in the White House, George W Bush, responded to a jury summons in 2015.



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