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AA/NA 5th Step Confession Held Not Priviliged

Posted by Live_free_or_die on October 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Cox v. Miller, 296 F.3d 89, 89 (2d Cir. 2002) Holding that a confession to murder in an AA meeting was not protected by cleric-congregant privilege, despite 5th step requiring participant to admit to God, other human beings, and themselves the exact nature of their wrongs.




U.S. v. Schwensow, 151 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 1998) AA volunteer phone operators, were not counselors or therapists.




State v. Boobar, 637 A.2d 1162 (Me. 1994) Under Maine evidentiary privilege statute, therapist-patient privilege not apply to AA peer group sessions.