informant's privilege

Definition of "informant's privilege"
  1. This is the legal right of the government to not disclose the name of a person who supplied evidence during a criminal trial. It is often referred to as the informer's privilege
How to use "informant's privilege" in a sentence
  1. The attorney requested the identity of the person who supplied the tip, but the judge upheld the informant's privilege.
  2. To protect their safety, the informant's privilege was invoked to keep the person's identity a secret.
  3. The defense made a motion for disclosure, but the court ruled that the informant's privilege took precedence.

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