December 7, 2006
Former Deputy AG Ed Meese Calls for Passage of Specter Bill
In a press release of the Heritage Foundation, former Attorney General Edwin Meese III calls for Congress to pass the Specter bill - "The Attorney Client Privilege Protection Act of 2006." (For details on this bill, see here) He states that:
"The principles embodied in the Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2006 strike the right balance between the needs of law enforcement and the fundamental civil rights embodied in the attorney-client privilege and related protections for individual employees."
"The Justice Department should act promptly to adopt the substantive provisions of the legislation through administrative means and eliminate the need for Congress to enact legislation on this subject."
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