The 2nd Circuit's endorsement of the attorney-client privilege for government officials may be a strong candidate for U.S. Supreme Court review. By agreeing that legal counsel for former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland could assert the privilege applied to conversations about a federal investigation into gifts the governor received, the panel staked out a position it admitted was in conflict with another federal appeals court and "in sharp tension" with decisions in two other circuits.
Endorsement of Attorney-Client Privilege in Government Arena Sets 2nd Circuit Apart
New York Law Journal
February 24, 2005
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