Prior to 1978 no jurisdiction, either by statute or common law decision, protected by a testimonial privilege the confidential communications shared between parents and their children. People v. Doe is the seminal case which recognized a constitutionally based privilege arising out of the developing federal right to privacy. This Comment explores the political theory, the psychological data, and the case law which mandates the protection of confidences born of this most intimate relationship.
Jeff M. Sandlow,
Confidential Communication between Parent and Child: A Constitutional Right,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol16/iss4/6