Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Nativity Pageant Challengers May Sue Anonymously

In an order (full text) issued Monday, an Indiana federal magistrate judge allowed two individual plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging an Indiana high school's Nativity Pageant to proceed anonymously. (See prior related posting.) Plaintiffs asked for the order "because one Doe Plaintiff is a minor, because of the history of violence and intimidation against plaintiffs in other Establishment Clause cases similar to this one, and because there is a reasonable expectation that the Doe Plaintiffs here will be the victims of harassment, injury, and other serious harm if their identities are made public."  Defendants did not object to the order.  The Elkhart Truth reports on the order.