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NCJ Number: 127581 Find in a Library
Title: Matthew Yeager Subpoena Case
Corporate Author: Sentencing Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: Sentencing Project
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes the legal battle of Matthew G. Yaeger to protect his client's rights by extending the doctrine of attorney-client privilege to the professional sentencing specialist.
Abstract: The paper is divided into four sections: (1) the Sentencing Specialist and Attorney-Client Privilege which summarizes the history and legal arguments of the Yeager subpoena case, (2) Media Coverage includes clippings of published articles on the case, (3) Pleadings and Memoranda of Law, and (4) Partial Transcript of Proceedings of the California Superior Court. The controversy surrounds the admissibility as evidence of the defendant's pre-plea report to Yeager in view of attorney-client privilege. 5 notes
Main Term(s): Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Index Term(s): California; Legal doctrines; Privacy and security
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