This Comment focuses on the confidential communication privileges recognized under federal and Virginia law. The history of rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence is discussed in order to illustrate the policies which Congress intended to further by enacting it and to shed some light on how Congress intended the rule to operate. Discussion includes an examination of various trends or approaches which recent federal decisions have taken in applying rule 501. Finally, specific privileges which have been recognized by federal courts and specific privileges recognized under Virginia law are enumerated.
Roger L. Williams,
Confidential Communication Privileges Under Federal and Virginia Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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