Barack Obama arrived at the Richard J Daley Center in Chicago on Wednesday to fulfill his civic duty as a candidate for jury duty. And it created quite the stir with other would-be jurors.
Of course, he had to shake hands with everyone.
Yes, people were actually excited to show up for jury duty.
Unfortunately for those selected, the Cook County chief judge, Timothy Evans, says Obama won't be serving aside them. The judge quoted logistical issues and both lawyers not wanting a former president who attended Harvard Law School serving in the jury.
“The public allowed him to come in and to do his duty. I thought, for example, he would be reticent about greeting them. He came in and greeted the prospective jurors on both side of the panels. We had about 220 people here. He took time to greet people on both sides,” Evans said.
Evans said the former president shook hands with other would-be jurors and signed copies of his books that some people had brought with them.