SCOTUS Begins Term, Takes Attorney-Client Privilege Case

The U.S. Supreme Court began its October 2022 Term today. The court released an orders list taking up nine cases for full briefing and argument. Among them is 21-1397, In re Grand Jury. The Question Presented is: “Whether a communication involving both legal and non-legal advice is protected by attorney-client privilege where obtaining or providing legal advice was one of the significant purposes behind the communication.”

The Court also took up a case involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the criminal prosecution of a corporation majority-owned by a foreign government, Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States, No. 21-1450.

There are no criminal cases on this month’s calendar, though there is one crime-related civil case. There are some criminal cases next month.