As many of you are already aware, Rush Limbaugh is fighting to keep his medical records out of court. The police and prosecutor want to use them to make a case of "doctor shopping," in which Limbaugh is alleged to have gone to multiple docs for the same perscriptions of pain killers (euphonism for 'drugs'), to which he was addicted.
Article in Palm Beach Post
So, as much as I'd like to see this fire-breathing, bloated hypocrite get his due, I will be quite troubled if the prosecution gets its way and is able to pry into his
privileged medical records in order to make their
case against him. Now, more than ever, it would be beneficial to us all if prosecutorial power is checked by the balance of the rights of defendents against the over-inflated "compelling interest" of the state to jail drug users. I think it's only delicious irony that it would go in favor of an outspoken proponent of police and state power over the rights of the individual.