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Monday, January 13, 1997

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  • Supreme Court Considers Paula Jones Sexual Harassment Case

    Today, the Supreme Court considers the case of Paula Corbin Jones versus President William Jefferson Clinton. Paula Jones, a former secretary in the Arkansas Statehouse, filed a lawsuit three years ago alleging that then Governor Clinton sexually harassed her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991. But the case before the Supreme Court today is not about President Clinton’s alleged harassment. Rather, it focuses on whether a sitting president can face civil lawsuits.

  • Bob Packwood Sexual Harassment Case and Women’s Groups

    Many women’s groups have been criticized for not aggressively supporting Paula Jones partly, it’s believed, because they don’t want to undermine President Clinton who is considered good — or at least better than Republicans — on women’s issues. So we decided to look at a similar case — that of former Senator Bob Packwood, a pro-choice lawmaker from Oregon who was considered good on women’s issues by many women’s groups.

  • Black Veterans Honored

    Today seven African American World War II veterans will be honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Despite the fact that more than 1.2 million African Americans fought in World War II, not one black World War II veteran has ever received the nation’s highest military honor.