TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 15, 2019
Rep. David Byrd’s lawyers are asking a federal court to unseal the name of the high school student who sued him and others alleging the violation of First Amendment rights when students were asked to wear Byrd campaign shirts on a field trip to the Capitol, The Nashville Post reports. The plaintiff has been proceeding in the litigation under the name John Doe, but Byrd’s lawyers, citing the plaintiff’s recent 18th birthday, asked the court to force the accuser to use his name in the case.