My Spouse Said What??!

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A longstanding principle in Pennsylvania law is the confidentiality afforded to communications between spouses. Dating back to at least the 1930s, the "spousal privilege" (also known as the "marital privilege") has been considered by the U.S. Supreme Court to be "so essential to the preservation of the marriage relationship as to outweigh the disadvantages to the administration of justice." Wolfle v. United States, 291 U.S. 7 (1934).

Originally published in the  April 2022 Edition of Business Magazine

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