The idea that danger to self or others supersedes clients' rights to privacy
and confidentiality is accepted in both the ethical standards and legal concepts that govern counseling practice.
151) Two states embraced rights to privacy
long before the Supreme Court, and all three state courts provided a thicker philosophical justification, each with a slightly different emphasis.
A San Francisco trial judge in 1991 found that the legislation violated teen-agers' rights to privacy
and equal protection, and an appellate court upheld the ruling three years later.
The executrix for the estate of' an arrestee who committed suicide after an officer threatened to disclose his suspected sexual orientation brought a 1983 action asserting violations of the arrestee's rights to privacy
and equal protection rights.
These killers lost any rights to privacy
when they robbed their victims of their lives.
Ann Brick, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, said the program could violate students' rights to privacy
However, the cases dealing with the constitutional rights to privacy
and association do not support such an across the board prohibition.