Over five years ago, I began an unprecedented effort to obtain criminal restitution for victims of child pornography and online exploitation. A few minutes ago, our United States Supreme Court brief was finally delivered to the printer. The oral argument in this groundbreaking case is scheduled for January 22, 2014.
When I began this journey, I didn’t really realize or appreciate how long and how difficult it would be. Earlier this year I counted the number of words in just the appellate briefs and motions which are well over 600,000. Long days, endless nights, sometimes working 40 hours at a time with 3 hours of sleep; it has been a seemingly ceaseless torrent of briefs, motions, papers, words, thoughts, ideas, hopes and frustrations.
Now that we are near the end, I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. Everyone involved in this achievement has been vital to its success. Especially to my law partners and interns and volunteers both here and across the globe, I extend a sincere Thank You! with even greater successes to come!!!