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Jaffee v. Redmond: making the courts a tool of injustice?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In July, 1996, the United States Supreme Court held in Jaffee v. Redmond that statements made to a psychotherapist are privileged communications in a federal action. Prior to Jaffee, the federal courts were not in agreement as to whether this privilege existed. The majority found strong public and private interests that were furthered by recognition of the privilege. The minority, however, reasoned that the "occasional injustices" due to the exclusion of evidence made the courts a tool of injustice. Although the privilege is now recognized in federal courts, its contours and exceptions remain to be decided on a case by case basis.
K W Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1093-6793     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-07     Completed Date:  1998-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-9     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)/San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Training Program, Sepulveda 91343, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Federal Government
Law Enforcement
Professional-Patient Relations*
Psychotherapy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Social Justice*
Supreme Court Decisions
United States

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