The rule in California affording taxpayer litigants a privilege against compelled disclosure of federal and state tax returns is impugned. Protective orders are suggested as a means of accommodating confidentiality interests that might be compromised by abrogation of the privilege.
John P. Doyle,
The Case for Abrogation of Taxpayer Privilege in California,
29 Hastings L.J. 775
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