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The Jones Decision

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The Jones Decision

The Jones Decision

The Jones Decision

Only Available in Archive Formats.

—- NPR's Nina Totenberg reports that the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that lawsuits against a President, for conduct unrelated to his Presidential duties, may proceed to trial during his term in the White House. The ruling is a victory for Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee who sued Bill Clinton after he was elected President on allegations dating back to the time when he was governor. Jones sued for damages, accusing then-Governor Clinton of summoning her to a Little Rock hotel room in May of 1991, and making improper sexual advances.