In the remainder of this essay the rules of spousal incompetency and marital privilege are compared and contrasted, the history of the rules in Ohio is traced, the underlying justifications for the rules are discussed, and a pitch is made for repeal of both rules, substituting the single rule of spousal immunity described above.
Huhn, Wilson R.
"Ohio's "Sacred Seal of Secrecy": The Rules of Spousal Incompetency and Martial Privilege in Criminal Cases,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 20
, Article 4.
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