Clinton's Crisis: The Burden Of Proof

Ken Starr may be able to get the goods on Clinton and Lewinsky, but it won't be easy

Adultery is still illegal in the District of Columbia. Have sexual relations with a woman not your wife, the lawbooks say, and you're looking at 180 days in jail and a $500 fine. And until 1995, sodomy, including oral sex, was illegal in D.C. But whatever kind of sex President Clinton did or did not have with Monica Lewinsky, his legal problems don't lie with the morals section of D.C. local law. It's a cluster of federal statutes, lumped under the rubric "obstruction of justice," that could spell trouble. As a former law professor, Clinton would have no problem parsing their...

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