ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 19A three-member federal appeals court panel will hear oral arguments here Oct. 20 on the appeal of a sexual-harassment case involving President Clinton and Paula Jones.
Jones, who is appealing a U.S. District Court decision to dismiss her case, has not decided whether she will attend the arguments, said Nisha Mohammed of the Rutherford Institute, the Virginia-based conservative law center that represents her.
Donovan Campbell and Rutherford President John Whitehead are among the Jones attorneys who will be in St. Paul.
The 8th Circuit, with headquarters in St. Louis, hears cases for Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. In 1996, the same court overruled U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright of Arkansas by saying the Jones case could go to trial while Clinton was president.
Jones filed suit against Clinton in 1994, claiming he propositioned her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1991 when he was governor and she was a state employee. Clinton said he did not recall meeting her and has denied anything improper happened. Wright dismissed the suit in April, saying Jones had not proved she was harmed emotionally or in her career.
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