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Lawyer Asserts Work Product Privilege at Plea Time (access required)

A defendant who, during a Rule 11 guilty plea proceeding, affirms that he is satisfied that his lawyer discussed all possible meritorious defenses with him and he has no constitutional claims to assert, can plead guilty, even though his lawyer has asserted attorney work-prod­uct privilege in response to the court’s questions to counsel about meritorious ...