United States v. Pilcher, No. 18–3444 (2nd. Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant filed a habeas corpus petition on his own behalf, requesting to proceed as an anonymously plaintiff (e.g., John Doe). The trial court denied Appellant’s request, and he sought appellate review.
Holding: 2nd Circuit Court of appeals affirmed the denial. The 2nd Circuit found that such denials were subject to appellate review under the collateral order doctrine, but that in this instance the trial court properly denied Appellant’s request to proceed under a pseudonym.