Today, Governor Haley Barbour’s office dispatched a terse letter to Attorney General Jim Hood. It pretty much speaks for itself.
“As my lawyer, I expected your work product to be kept confidential; instead, without my prior knowledge and approval, your advice was sent directly to our anticipated litigation adversary on the same day I received your memo. I am not aware of an applicable exception to the Rules of Professional Conduct allowing an attorney to divulge privileged and confidiential information of the client without a waiver. As you may know, it is my privilege to waive, and I have not waived it.”