using attorney/client privilege is a cute trick. But BOTH are public
employees, and this is regarding a public matter that affects all the voters...
Reyes promised transparency. Reyes delivers secrecy, routinely.The
Utah Society of Professional Journalists have previously awarded Reyes the Black
Hole Award. That didn't satisfy Reyes. He's going for the Lifetime
Black Hole Achievement Award.
Again Hughes and the legislature sticking their noses in where they don't
belong. The Lt. Gov is in charge of elections by state statute.
These government positions are just like a walk in the park. Those elected just
sit at their desks and receive their salaries with no problems or concerns.
It's always something with Reyes....
Gee. Utah Republicans wasting taxpayer dollars on infighting legal fees. No
wonder we get hit with tax increases every year.
Sean Reyes must disclose his opinion to the People irregardless of whether UT
Congress wants it disclosed to them, especially with the Governor claiming
Attorney/Client Privilege. A/C Privilege is not for the Governor or any other
Government Officer. A/C Privilege is for accused criminals to discuss the
particulars of a case with their Defense Attorney free from the Prosecution
using anything said in such consultations against the accused in a Court of Law.
Thus Jails cannot record phone conversations between an inmate and their Lawyer,
but can record conversations between an inmate and family and friends (though I
have my issues with that too). A/C Privilege was never intended to be used to
cover-up crime and corruption, nor to commit conspiracy; just as the Courts have
determined that therapists, doctors and religious leaders must disclose criminal
confessions or other evidence of crime of their clients to the authorities.
Right to privacy does not mean right to commit and cover-up crime.