Black Seeks To Keep E-Mails Out Of Trial

Law360, New York (March 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys for media magnate Conrad Black have asked a judge to bar federal prosecutors from using e-mail exchanges between Black and his wife as evidence in the upcoming criminal trial against him.

In a three-page brief, Black’s attorneys asked a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to block the use of more than 11,000 e-mails, citing “marital communications privilege.”

The attorneys claim that the privilege “prevents disclosure of confidential communications that occurred between spouses during a valid marriage."

The brief...
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