Jones' Lawyers Get Extension
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AllPolitics, Feb. 24) -- A federal judge Tuesday gave Paula Jones' lawyers more time to respond to President Bill Clinton's motion to dismiss her sexual harassment-civil rights lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright gave the Jones team until
March 13 to reply to Clinton's motion, which said there were no legal or factual grounds for the case to continue.
Jones' lawyers requested an extension so they could question potential witnesses to bolster their case.
The president's attorney Bob Bennett argued in court papers filed
Tuesday that Jones has had four years to gather evidence. "Accordingly, the time has come for plaintiff to lay her cards on the table without further delay," Bennett said.
Jones alleges in her lawsuit that when she was an Arkansas
state employee, then Gov. Clinton exposed himself to her and made a crude request for oral sex during a 1991 encounter in a Little Rock hotel room. After she refused, Jones claims she suffered from a hostile work environment. Clinton has denied her allegations.
The case is set to go to trial May 27.