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Clinton v. Jones

Docket No.: 95-1853
Argued: January 13, 1997
Decided: May 27, 1997

Topics:

Article 1, Section 7, Paragraph 2: Separation of Powers, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Article I, Constitutional Law, Supremacy Clause, absolute immunity, abuse of discretion, immunity from suit, judicial review, separation of powers, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: William Jefferson CLINTON, Petitioner, v. Paula Corbin JONES.
Petitioner: Clinton
Respondent: Jones

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 72 F.3d 1354
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Clinton
v.
Jones
520 U.S. 681 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1636137 L.Ed.2d 945 (520 U.S.
Question:

Is a serving President, for separation of powers reasons, entitled to absolute immunity from civil litigation arising out of events which transpired prior to his taking office?

Clinton v. Jones
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 13, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Jones, 0 vote(s) against

Clinton v. Jones
Case Documents

1Opinion in Clinton v. Jones
2Opinion in Clinton v. Jones
Additional documents for this case are pending review.