The Law of Pseudonymous Litigation

108 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2022

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Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2022

Abstract

When may parties in American civil cases proceed pseudonymously? The answer turns out to be deeply unsettled. This Article aims to lay out the legal rules (such as they are) and the key policy arguments, in a way intended to be helpful to judges, lawyers, pro se litigants, and academics.

Keywords: Privacy, Pseudonymity, Anonymity, Civil Procedure, First Amendment, Access to Court Records

Suggested Citation

Volokh, Eugene, The Law of Pseudonymous Litigation (July 1, 2022). Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 73, No. 1353, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4164758

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