Posts Tagged ‘privilege’

Politics, Poole, and the Government Attorney-Client Privilege

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

An interesting government attorney-client privilege issue arose amidst the media hoopla surrounding former governor Mike Easley’s appearance before the state Board of Elections last month. Ruffin Poole, an attorney who served as executive counsel to then-Gov. Easley, sought to avoid testifying before the board based on attorney-client privilege and on facts submitted in a sealed affidavit. This despite the fact […]