Al Gore reports for jury duty

Former US Vice President Al Gore gestures as he speaks during a panel "What's Next? A Climate for Action", during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The world's financial and political elite will head to the Swiss Alps this week for 2015's gathering of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even former vice presidents get called for jury duty.

Davidson County, Tennessee, court officials say Al Gore reported and was ready to serve Monday, but he was dismissed because he had a scheduling conflict if the trial ran long.

The Tennessean reports that Gore wore a suit when he walked through the doors of the Nashville courthouse and waited in line with 167 other people who also reported for jury duty.

Trial Court Administrator Tim Townsend says the two-term vice president was mostly unrecognized until his name was called when about 30 prospective jurors went for screening for a breach-of-contract trial.

He says Gore was dismissed because he had to attend an out-of-state meeting next Monday and wasn’t available if the trial lasted that long. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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