Nov 282010
 
 November 28, 2010  Court, Youth & Schools

Lyrissa Lidsky provides additional analysis of a court opinion discussed previously on this blog:

A new case from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pits the public interest in open and “transparent” legal proceedings against plaintiffs’ rights to proceed anonymously when they fear retaliation.  This case, Doe v. Kamehameha Schools, 596 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 2010), is  unusual because the would-be Doe plaintiffs are children who fear for their safety predominantly as a result of invective and abuse posted on the internet.  This decision is noteworthy for a number of reasons (discussed below), not least of which is its discussion of the complicated task of evaluating anonymous threats on the internet.

Read more on PrawfsBlawg.

Hat-tip, @DanielSolove.

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