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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Clinton v. Jones
Citation:520 U.S. 681 (1997)
Petitioner, William Jefferson Clinton, was elected to the Presidency in 1992 and re-elected in 1996. His term of office expires in 2001. In 1991 when he was the Governor of the State of Arkansas, respondent, Julia Jones was his employee. She alleges that she was forced to leave her desk and to visit the Governor in a business suite at the hotel, where he made ‘abhorrent’ sexual advances that she vehemently rejected. She further claims that her superiors at work subsequently dealt with her in a hostile and rude manner, and changed her duties to punish her for rejecting those advances. Respondent seeks actual damages of $75,000 and punitive damages of $100,000.
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