August 15, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Jerry Votava
Military lawyers from the US Navy on Tuesday said that surveillance equipment deployed throughout the Guantanamo Bay detention center was not used to breach attorney-client privilege. The officials indicated that devices used to record audio and video were routinely placed throughout the ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Lawyers charged with defending detainees at Guantanamo Bay said Tuesday that procedures and practices employed by the US government make it impossible for them to do their jobs. In a letter directed to the attention of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, the attorneys cited the ...[read more]
June 13, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Monday ruled in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation that in a trust relationship between the government and a Native American tribe the government does not have to release confidential communications with its attorney under the "fiduciary exception" to attorney-client ...[read more]
April 20, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Indian Nation on whether the attorney-client privilege entitles the US to withhold from an Indian tribe confidential communications between the government and government attorneys implicating the ...[read more]
December 8, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter that disclosure orders adverse to the attorney-client privilege do not qualify for immediate appeal under the collateral order doctrine. The Court affirmed the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, ...[read more]
July 10, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that they will revise the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations to no longer induce waivers of the attorney-client privilege and to limit what sensitive information investigators may gather. The announcement ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US House of Representatives passed legislation by voice vote Tuesday that would ban federal prosecutors from threatening to prosecute corporations for refusing to turn over information protected by attorney-client privilege. The Attorney-Client Privilege Act of 2007 would bar prosecutors from ...[read more]
December 12, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
US Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer encourage corporations to turn over confidential records to officials investigating corporate fraud. The new McNulty Memorandum revises portions of the 2003 Thompson Memorandum, which ...[read more]
July 1, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Lawyers for several Guantanamo detainees claimed Friday that the US military had seized letters from them to their clients and had also taken other legal papers from their clients in an investigation into three inmate suicides at the camp last month. Defense Department officials have refused to ...[read more]

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