N.J. Supreme Court rules on `penitent privilege’

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TRENTON (RNS) Ruling in the case of a man who spoke with a pastor about allegations he sexually abused his daughters, the New Jersey Supreme Court said conversations with clergy are protected from disclosure if an “objectively reasonable penitent” would believe the discussions were privileged. The decision, delivered on Wednesday (April 7), will guide judges […]

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