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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
William Jefferson Clinton v. Paula Corbin Jones
Citation:520 U.S. 681 (1997)
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Clinton was elected in 1992 and reelected in 1996. Prior to his presidency, he was the Governor of Arkansas. At that time, Jones was an employee of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. She alleged that at a conference in 1991, a police officer persuaded her to leave the desk she was working to meet him in a hotel room, where he then made sexual advances that she rejected. She also claimed that following that incident, her superiors treated her in a hostile manner and changed her job duties. Jones sued Clinton in 1994 for this incident.
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