July 24, 2003 -- posted at 7:37 a.m. CDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. --Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton may have to testify in a lawsuit filed by Gennifer Flowers after a federal judge refused to release the New York senator from the lawsuit.
Flowers accuses the senator of masterminding a campaign to discredit Flowers' claim of an affair with Bill Clinton. U-S- District Judge Philip Pro dismissed Flowers' defamation claim against Mrs. Clinton, but allowed a conspiracy allegation to proceed.
Former presidential aide George Stephanopoulos and campaign strategist James Carville also are being sued.
Judicial Watch, a conservative group representing Flowers, said it will seek the senator's testimony in the case.