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|Clinton v. Jones|
|Argued January 13, 1997
Decided May 27, 1997
|Full case name||William Jefferson Clinton, Petitioner v. Paula Corbin Jones|
|Citations||520 U.S. 681 (more)
117 S. Ct. 1636; 137 L. Ed. 2d 945; 1997 U.S. LEXIS 3254; 65 U.S.L.W. 4372; 73 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1548; 73 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1549; 70 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P44,686; 97 Cal. Daily Op. Service 3908; 97 Daily Journal DAR 6669; 10 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 499
|Prior history||Motion to defer granted, motion for immunity denied, 869 F.Supp. 690 (E.D. Ark. 1994); motion to defer reversed, 72 F.3d 1354 (8th Cir. 1996)|
|Subsequent history||Motion for summary judgment granted, 990 F.Supp. 657 (E.D. Ark. 1998); motion affirmed, 161 F.3d 528 (8th Cir. 1998)|
|The Constitution does not protect the President from civil litigation involving actions committed before he entered office.|
|Majority||Stevens, joined by Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg|
|U.S. Const. art. II|
As a consequence of his conduct in the Jones v. Clinton civil suit and before the federal grand jury, President Clinton incurred significant administrative sanctions.
- (1) President Clinton’s admission of providing false testimony that was knowingly misleading, evasive, and prejudicial to the administration of justice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas;
- (2) his acknowledgement that his conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Arkansas Supreme Court; (3) the five-year suspension of his license to practice law and $25,000 fine imposed on him by the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas;
- (4) the civil contempt penalty of more than $900,000 imposed on President Clinton by the federal court for violating its orders;
- (5) the payment of more than $850,000 in settlement to Paula Jones;
- (6) the express finding by the federal court that President Clinton had engaged in contemptuous conduct; and
- (7) the substantial public condemnation of President Clinton arising from his impeachment.
The United States of America and its individual states have very strict regulations regarding the integrity and character of people who apply to be trustees or directors of charitable, tax-exempt entities.
In 1997 as his impeachment and other court proceedings rolled on, several people in Arkansas applied for the incorporation of an entity known as the William J Clinton Presidential Foundation.
Certificate of Incorporation
It applied for tax exempt status:
The following people were the trustees and directors of the Foundation
Authorised Attorneys and Representatives – not Bill Clinton not listed
You can find all these details here .
The entity that concerns Australia is the Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative Inc.
It was incorporated in 2004:
While its initial incorporation was in Arkansas, it operated from Massachusetts – it applied for registration on 23 March 2004:
And was granted registration on 4 May 2004
It operated from the address above and its bank account was located in Massachusetts