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What is Minnesota v Murphy supreme court case?



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In Murphy, the Supreme Court ruled that the probation officer-client relationship is not confidential, as physician patient or attorney-client relationships are. If a probationer admits to committing a crime to his or her probation supervision, the information can be passed on to the police or district attorney.

The Murphy decision held that a probation officer could even use trickery or psychological pressure to get information and turn it over to the police.

-Larry J. Siegel