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New Jersey Recognizes “Maritial Communication Privelege” and “Spousal Privilege”

On January 23, 2012, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. James J. Mauti (A-48-10) (067006), holding The wife of defendant James J. Mauti was entitled to exercise the spousal privilege of refusing to testify in his criminal trial because there was no conflict between her exercise of the privilege and a constitutional right, and she did not waive her right to exercise the privilege.

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