A Cloak Of Invisibility Is A 'Don't' In The Courtroom

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 1:32 PM EST) -- The purpose of the courts is to do justice. To promote this goal, the public has a strong interest in the courts being an open forum with parties identified by name.

The courts don’t see invisibility as cool. They see it as an invitation to corruption. So we see in our everyday practice of law real names on both sides of the “v.” Now, sometimes there’s a John or a Jane Doe, but we know that those are there as placeholders until the actual party is...
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