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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 12:32 AM
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. A White House official says President Barack Obama will be skipping jury duty after being summoned in Illinois.

The administration official confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that the president alerted the court weeks ago that he won't be able to make it. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly.

Obama was summoned for jury duty at the Bridgeview courthouse in suburban Chicago starting Monday. The summons had arrived at the Obama home on Chicago's South Side.

With his first State of the Union speech set for Wednesday, Obama has a busy week ahead.

The president is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Remarks: Should he be exempt from what is one of the hallmark's of being a citizen? Dr.'s and lawyers have to serve. Of course, in his position now he probably does have more important things to do, but wouldn't it be a great example if he did serve?

 

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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 12:59 AM
Why should Obama serve on a jury when neither Bush nor Clinton had to serve when they were called. I'm sorry but this is really reaching if someone is trying to trash Obama.....personally, if I was a defendant, I wouldn't want the president on my jury!

 

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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 10:29 AM
Saw this in today's paper and immediately wondered who would be bringing this up as an 'issue' here in WP...LOL.
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I'm sorry but this is really reaching if someone is trying to trash Obama.....personally, if I was a defendant, I wouldn't want the president on my jury!
Bingo. File this with the 'birthers' BS.
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Outside of the security nightmare, I seriously doubt any lawyer wants POTUS to be deciding guilt or innocennce. There is the intimidation factor for the rest of the jury as well. Famous people are seldom, if ever, picked for a jury.
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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 11:11 AM
No big deal here. Even if the Pres still maintains his domicile as IL, as one of many who have taken temporary work out of state, I'm sure that is a valid excuse. It could be either a civil or criminal trial he could be called for BTW.

I can think of much worse jurors; I have met many of them!

 

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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 11:27 AM
Has a sitting president ever served on a jury?
 

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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 12:57 PM
Not according to any of the articles I read.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2010 at 03:56 PM
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Outside of the security nightmare, I seriously doubt any lawyer wants POTUS to be deciding guilt or innocennce. There is the intimidation factor for the rest of the jury as well. Famous people are seldom, if ever, picked for a jury.



Can you imagine the courtroom?

Not to mention the possible grounds for a retrial if the defendant loses.

Holy Media Circus!

 

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Famous people are seldom, if ever, picked for a jury.
Must be why I've never been called. That, or they've seen my psychological profile.......he he eh heh eh ehe eheh eheehehehehehehehhehe

 

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  posted on 1/26/2010 at 01:02 AM
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Famous people are seldom, if ever, picked for a jury.
Must be why I've never been called. That, or they've seen my psychological profile.......he he eh heh eh ehe eheh eheehehehehehehehhehe


Well if you tell them you can't serve because you could not risk being sequestered since you have to be on the Whippin' Post, they would probably excuse you.

 

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