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Obama gets out of jury duty in Chicago

January 25, 2010 |  8:43 am

Barack Obama as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School
This is one of those What Were They Thinking stories.

Apparently, a court in suburban Chicago sent a summons to Barack Obama, ordering him to appear for jury duty today in suburban Bridgeview. The notice arrived at his home in Chicago.

The White House sent word that citizen Obama, a former editor of the Harvard Law Review and former law professor at the University of Chicago, now president of the United States, about to give his first State of the Union message in the middle of a political and economic meltdown, was otherwise occupied.

Ya think?

-- Johanna Neuman

Photo: Barack Obama, teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. Credit: Obama for President / Associated Press

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