Specter Introduces Bill to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege
Sen. Arlen Specter has introduced a much-needed bill to protect the attorney-client privilege.
The bill is titled the Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2006 (ACPPA).
The ACPPA would prohibit government lawyers from forcing organizations into:
- Disclosing information protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine;
- Refusing to contribute to the legal defense of an employee;
- Refusing to enter into a joint defense strategy with an employee;
- Refusing to share relevant information with an employee; and
- Terminating or disciplining an employee.
As for why it's needed:
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