priest-penitent privilege

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Related to priest-penitent privilege: Attorney client privilege
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Noun1.priest-penitent privilege - the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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Nexus enjoys no attorney-client, doctor-patient, or priest-penitent privilege. It is a private business that makes money by providing services to immigrants.
Subjects include: (1) applying the rule of completeness under MRE 106 (6) and MRE 304; (7) (2) determining when evidence is relevant under MRE 401 (8) and MRE 402; (9) (3) the proper application of the attorney-client privilege, (10) the spousal privilege, (11) and the priest-penitent privilege; (12) (4) the requirements for the medical hearsay exception under MRE 803(4); (13) and (5) the intersection of the business records exception (14) and the urinalysis program.
Richard Wilkins, who teaches law at Brigham Young University and who made a presentation on privilege to the ICC, said that "depending on how this language is interpreted, there could be essentially no priest-penitent privilege in the ICC" (National Post, Aug.
In 21 of 51 jurisdictions [Chopko] surveyed, the priest-penitent privilege has been abrogated in cases of child abuse.