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Our guest for lunch this week was Attorney Ray Cassar. Ray is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan. His reputation as an unrelenting advocate for the rights of his clients, has earned the respect of Judges and prosecutors all over Michigan, in both the State and Federal Courts, as well as in California and Texas. He's also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Ray spoke with us about a case he has pending before the Michigan Supreme Court testing the limits of the Priest-Penitent Privilege, an application of the principle of privileged communication that protects the contents of communications between a member of the clergy and a penitent, who shares information in confidence. It stems from the principle of confessional privilege. It is a distinct concept from that of confidentiality, and bears some similarity to the attorney-client privilege, although does not yet exist in law in Michigan.

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