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Old 11-08-2017, 05:31 PM
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There was a news story about President Obama being called for jury duty. They had a press conference and said he was assigned to a panel and that panel was not called. Personally I find calling former Presidents for jury duty ridiculous. Would there ever be a chance they would be called to be on a jury for a serious crime? I think it would turn into a circus. To me it’s just fluff news and a waste of taxpayers money. I mean you have to hold a press conference to inform the public he wasn’t chosen for jury duty?

How would you feel if a President had been part of you or your loved ones Jury? Would you think they would get a fair trial?
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There was a news story about President Obama being called for jury duty. They had a press conference and said he was assigned to a panel and that panel was not called. Personally I find calling former Presidents for jury duty ridiculous. Would there ever be a chance they would be called to be on a jury for a serious crime? I think it would turn into a circus. To me it’s just fluff news and a waste of taxpayers money. I mean you have to hold a press conference to inform the public he wasn’t chosen for jury duty?

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Can you post the article??? I find it so stupid myself,
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Can you post the article??? I find it so stupid myself,
It’s not an article. It was on the news.
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Oh okay I figured you had seen an article I still think its absurd!!!
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Personally?
I would think he would be stricken (dang, forget the word) at the get go as he is an attny.

same as any police officer, or other LE.
Someone is gonna pass.
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I would think he would be stricken (dang, forget the word) at the get go as he is an attny.

same as any police officer, or other LE.
Someone is gonna pass.
I don't think that disqualifies you I don't believe he ever practiced law I'm sure someone with more knowledge will come along and correct me!!LOL And as to OP's Question my husband would have been set free by Obama!!! To bad he wasn't on his jury!!!

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I would be thrilled to have him on the jury, particularly if there were multiple interpretations of some aspects. I have considerable respect for his intelligence.
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Just had it on the local news here and he wasn't picked.
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Obama was a constitutional law professor and holds a valid Illinois license and probably a bunch of federal licenses, too.

He's not alone in this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.574ae23355db
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