The Yale Law Journal

Nathaniel Gleicher


John Doe Subpoenas: Toward a Consistent Legal Standard

Nathaniel Gleicher

118 Yale L.J. 320 (2008).


This Note considers the rising trend of anonymous online harassment and the use of John Doe subpoenas to unmask anonymous speakers. Although anonymity often serves as an important shield for valuable speech, it also protects online harassment that can chill or completel…