Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Krinsky v. Doe 6 (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 6, 2008)

I'm sure this opinion will get a fair amount of discussion in the blogosphere -- as well as a little in the mainstream legal press -- since it concerns the ability to subpoena the identity of anonymous posters. Which is something about which commentators in the present medium tend to care.

So let me make only two brief points. (1) The result. The Court of Appeal reverses the trial court and holds that plaintiff wasn't able to obtain the identity of the anonymous poster. (2) The opinion. It's incredibly well-written. I really like it.

Justice Elia does an oustanding job. There was obviously a lot of work put into this one. And it shows.