clinton v. jones brief

clinton v. jones brief - reparation from an unofficial act...

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Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/20/10 Clinton v. Jones Facts: Clinton v. Jones (January 13, 1997) This case raised an unconstitutional question concerning the Office of the President of the United States. Supreme Court said that a sitting President of the United States could be required to participate in civil litigation seeking damages based on his unofficial acts. Paula Jones sued President Clinton for his sexual acts he tried to persuade Paula to act in while she was a State of Arkansas employee and President Clinton was Governor. Clinton put in a request for immunity, but the District Judge denied it. Paula made it very clear that she did not engage in any of President Clinton’s sexual request. Issues: Does the constitution protect a sitting president from a lawsuit that finds
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Unformatted text preview: reparation from an unofficial act that happened before becoming president? No. Reasoning: No, it does not give him immunity so yes he can still be prosecuted. The Separation Doctrine does not bar every exercise of jurisdiction over the President of the United States. The Federal District Court has jurisdiction to decide this case. Respondents have a right to an orderly disposition of her claims. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is affirmed. Holdings: The Courts ruling was unanimous. The Court held that separation of powers nor the need for confidentiality of important information can give good reason for an Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/20/10 incompetent Presidential protection from the United States judicial process....
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  • Fall '10
  • KimmyKing
  • Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, President Clinton, Courtney Smith Professor, Smith Professor King

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