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Online Unsolicited, commercial bulk–junk E-mail. See Mail list, USENET.
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Even in the very rare instances when discovery provides a terrorism defendant with graymail material, the government cannot exclude relevant defense information anyway.
A new set of procedures should be fashioned for cases in which the specter of graymail is absent.
"graymail" issue was its concern that a protective order might
Second, Federal courts have recognized CIPA's design to prevent "graymail," as the government possesses a strong interest in bringing suspected criminal offenders to trial as part of its police power.
Prosecutors who are "graymailed" may instead choose not to pursue a case.
a response to what is known as the "graymail" problem in which the defendant in a criminal case seeks disclosure of sensitive national security information, the release of which may force the government to discontinue the prosecution....
"Forcing the Government to litigate these claims would also make it vulnerable to 'graymail,' i.e., individual lawsuits brought to induce the CIA to settle a case (or prevent its filing) out of fear that any effort to litigate the action would reveal classified information" and "requiring the Government to invoke the privilege on a case-by-case basis risks the perception that it is either confirming or denying relationships with individual plaintiffs." (111) The policy reasons articulated in Totten forbidding the maintenance of any suit which could inevitably lead to the disclosure of classified information were unanimously found to be as valid in the twenty-first century as they were in the nineteenth.
The law was enacted to prevent "graymail"- by which a defendant forces the government to drop its case by threatening to reveal important state secrets once the trial is under way.