Testimonial privileges must be strictly construed

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Testimonial privileges must be strictly construed

Postby Administrator » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:15 am

Testimonial privileges must be strictly construed

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Testimonial privileges must be strictly construed in light of the principle of utilizing all admissible evidence for ascertaining the truth. See Sesai v. Hersh, 954 F.2d 1408, 1411 (7th Cir. 1992). The party asserting the privilege has the burden of establishing its existence and applicability to the case. State of Illinois, 148 F.R.D, at 590. Marital communications privilege narrowly construed it hinders the judicial fact-finding function.
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