Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty at Chicago courthouse

The former chairmen arrival at the courthouse caused a commotion of activity, as spectators took photographs and Obama signed books for would-be jurors

Barack Obama was dismissed from jury obligation in Chicago on Wednesday.

The former US chairperson arrived for responsibility at the Richard J Daley Center in downtown Chicago shortly after 10 am on Wednesday. By midday, the Cook County chief judge, Timothy Evans, was telling reporters that Obama would not be serving.

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