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Informative Ruling on Priest-Penitent Privilege - Presnell on Privileges
The Massachusetts Appeals Court refused to apply the state’s priest-penitent privilege where the criminal defendant’s conversations with a Baptist minister did not concern spiritual advice. Consequently, the court permitted the minister’s testimony about the defendant’s admission of child sexual abuse. Commonwealth v. Vital, 2013 WL 2350393 (Mass. App. Ct. MayKeep Reading this POP Post