marital communications privilege


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Noun1.marital communications privilege - neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were marriedmarital communications privilege - neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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the marriage exception to the marital communications privilege.
The general policy behind the marital communications privilege is
This year's term addressed cases concerning the proper preservation of objections under MRE 103, (11) the independent source rule for the corroboration of a confession under MRE 304(g), (12) logical and legal relevance under MREs 401 (13) and 403, (14) uncharged misconduct under MRE 404(b), (15) sexual propensity evidence under MRE 413, (16) the joint-participant exception to the marital communications privilege of MRE 504, (17) impeachment under MRE 613, (18) expert testimony under MREs 702 (19) and 704, (20) adoptive admissions and MRE 801(d)(2)(B), (21) the public records exception to the hearsay rule of MRE 803(8), (22) and statements against interest under MRE 804.
However, the marital communications privilege, unlike the spousal testimonial privilege, survives death and divorce.