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John Doe, Joe Blow, Joe Bloggs, man in the street(noun)
a hypothetical average man
an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings
A fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.
Any unknown or anonymous male person.
The names "John Doe" for males, "Jane Doe" or "Jane Roe" for females, or just "Doe" non-gender-specifically are used as placeholder names for a party whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld in a legal action, case, or discussion. The names are also used to refer to a corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States and Canada, but is rarely used in other English-speaking countries including the United Kingdom itself, from where the use of "John Doe" in a legal context originates. The name Joe Bloggs is used in the UK instead, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
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What we have uncovered so far shows the Government Accountability Board, or at least its staff, being anything but 'accountable,' for example, the public has learned for the first time, over GAB's objections, that GAB set up a secret system of Gmail accounts for its staffers and the prosecutors who ran the John Doe. We also know that GAB hoped its 'illegal coordination' theory could even extend to allow it to subpoena media figures like Charlie Sykes and Sean Hannity.
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