How’s this for desperation?
Karen Sypher has requested that a subpoena be issued to force Rick Pitino’s attorney to testify in the United States vs. Karen Sypher case, which starts Monday.
Steve Pence, the attorney, has no intention of testifying in the case, noting that all communications between him and Pitino are protected by attorney-client privilege. This is, of course, one of the oldest and most sacrosanct legal protections in the U.S. judicial system, guaranteeing “full and frank” discussions between attorneys and their clients.
A judge making a decision to interfere with the relationship would be almost unprecedented. One has to wonder whether her court-appointed attorney, James Earhart, has fallen under her spell.