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Defense Attorneys Want Client Privilege Applied to Email

  • NPR, Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:05 AM

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is hoping to pass new legislation that would keep client-attorney email exchanges private. While many federal inmates have access to email, defense lawyers do not communicate with their clients via email. The reason is that most attorneys don't trust it, since prosecutors have used those emails as evidence in court. The organization is arguing that these private conversations are fundamental to the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

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