United States v. Squillacote

In United States v. Squillacote (221 F.3d 542), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit holds:

[A] document containing official government information relating to the national defense will not be considered available to the public (and therefore no longer national defense information) until the official information in that document is lawfully available. Thus, as the government argues, mere leaks of classified information are insufficient to prevent prosecution for the transmission of a classified document that is the official source of the leaked information.