From Talk Left: ‘Tell Mama’ by Monica Lewinsky
Interesting discussion on a recent, intelligently written Op/Ed piece in the LA Times, written by Monica Lewinsky on the need for parent/child privilege in courtrooms.
Few people are aware that, in our country, parents can be forced to testify against their children and vice versa; there is no parent-child privilege under the aegis of the federal government. We have a husband-wife privilege, a doctor-patient privilege, an attorney-client privilege and even a privilege between priest and penitent. But no comparable confidential boundary is recognized for parent and child.