Oliver v. Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee
A court can order the parties to refrain from disclosing the identity of an undercover federal agent, to protect the federal agent and national security. Allegedly, a grievance complaint was filed against the plaintiff lawyer, James Oliver. It is possible that an undercover federal agent was involved with the subject of the grievance and that disclosure of the federal agent's name could harm the agent's life and career and compromise the country's national security. The court ordered the respondent, James Oliver, and the Statewide Grievance Committee to refrain from disclosing the identity of the federal agent, who may be referred to only as "Mr. X." The court ordered James Oliver and the Statewide Grievance Committee to redact any records that include the federal agent's identity or identifying information, which includes "his/her occupation, what agency employs him/her, his/her location (residence, office or place of employment), gender, age or race."