Cuomo Tries to Steamroll Bank of America

New York Attorney General apparently does not have much respect for the rule of law or the rights of the individuals and institutions that his office investigates. According to this post in the New York Times blog Dealbreaker, Cuomo recently wrote to Bank of America’s outside counsel regarding the status of his office’s investigation into BofA’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch. Evidently, Cuomo is nonplussed by BofA’s invocation of the attorney-client privilege, and whined to BofA’s counsel that his office’s investigation was being impeded by the invocation. The implication, of course, is that BofA should waive the privilege so as to make life easier for Cuomo the Lesser. For now it looks as if Bofa is standing irm and not buckling to Prince Andrew’s pressure tactics. For the sake of the rights of ALL defendants and the rule of law, let’s hope that it continues to stand firm.

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