A bipartisan group of 32 former U.S. Attorneys has written to Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asking him to hold a vote on a bill that would shore up attorney-client privilege for corporations. The letter marks the first time a group of the Justice Department's own have panned the memo, which allows federal prosecutors to pressure, and in some circumstances force, corporations to waive their privilege, usually in return for leniency.
Former U.S. Attorneys Assail McNulty Memo
June 23, 2008