"... add sufficient originality to a performance..." How to measure 'originality'.. Would each any every person who appears in a movie have their own copyright? all the way down to the extras who are part of a crowd, army, etc?
"The Administrative Office is working to restore electronic access to these cases by converting the docket sheets in these cases to PDF format which will allow us to make them available in PACER," .. Do the document really need to be converted from one format to another format at all? Just leave them as is and let the person viewing handle whatever imaging type used.
So you have a Gmail email account and it's not set to automatically forward to some other email account, thence retrieved to a computer/etc under you direct control as soon as possible. So much for living 'in the cloud'. Had the Gmail account holder done such a configuration then sender would of been quite SOL!.
"any lawyer who wasn't a nice little 'see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing' employee would likely find him or herself under the crosshairs."... or anyone within a US spook agencies for that mater. This remind me of William Colby, a former CIA director for ages ago and how he was treated when he testified before Congress. There is even a theory that he was assassinated for his /spilling of the beans/.