Foreman Joe? Vice President Biden Reports for Jury Duty in Delaware

By Jaketapper

Jan 24, 2011 12:42pm

ABC News' Karen Travers reports:

Vice President Joe Biden has embraced the nickname "Sheriff Joe," given to him by President Obama for his role overseeing the Recovery Act funds.

He may have a new nickname to go along with that – Foreman Joe.  

Biden’s office said this morning that the vice president reported for jury duty with the Superior Court of Delaware at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington. 

"I don't consider myself different than any other person," Biden told The News Journal of Wilmington. "This is important … It is an honor to be a part of the system."

Biden’s hometown paper reported that the vice president chatted with other potential jurors in the waiting room and said that he had to make some phone calls during a break, including one to President Obama.

Biden is a graduate of Syracuse Law School.

Last week Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reported for jury duty at the DC Superior Court.

Justice Kagan was ultimately not selected for a jury panel.

This time last year, it was President Obama who received a jury summons but unlike Biden and Kagan, the president told the suburban Chicago courthouse that he would not be able to serve.

UPDATE: Biden, along with the rest of the jury pool, was released from jury duty at approximately noon today.

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