Specter Revives Attorney-Client Privilege Bill

Law360, New York (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is once again pushing to protect attorney-client privilege by giving the U.S. Department of Justice's revised corporate prosecution guidelines the force of law and ensuring they are applied to all federal agencies with enforcement powers.

The senator, reintroducing his Attorney Client Privilege Protection Act, S. 445, said recently that while the August 2008 revisions to the DOJ’s corporate prosecution guidelines made by Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip are an improvement, legislation would provide greater certainty that attorney-client privilege would be protected....
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