395 results for author: James R. Marsh


Children’s Law Center 2014 Helping Children Soar Benefit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014Kennedy Center Roof Terrace RestaurantBenefit Co-chairs: Jessica Abrahams and Ted SegalJoin Children’s Law Center as we celebrate with supporters who have helped us make a lasting difference in the lives of DC’s most vulnerable children. We believe that with a quality education, good health, and a permanent, loving home, all children can reach their full potential. Last year, we helped 5,000 District children and families soar to new heights. Come to the 2014 Helping Children Soar Benefit and help us find solutions for even more children!Thank you to our generous sponsors who help children soar!Host CommitteeSandy ...

Marsh Law Firm’s Blog is NOW on the Huffington Post!

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United States Supreme Court – Amy Files Rare Supplemental Brief After Argument

Late yesterday, we filed an unusual supplemental brief after argument in our Supreme Court case Paroline v. Amy Unknown. The purpose of the brief is to discuss the Court’s decision in Burrage v. United States, No. 12‑7515, which was decided January 27, 2014—just five days after Amy argued her case to the Supreme Court. Burrage analyzes “contributing cause” in the context of determining criminal liability. While Amy did not have the benefit of having read the Burrage decision before oral argument, it appears that the Court may have asked a number of questions based on the decision. Now that the Burrage opinion was released, it ...

Paroline v. Amy Unknown’s Wide-ranging Impact for Victims, Policymakers and Professionals

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence, including child sex abuse and child pornography. As a multidisciplinary group of professionals, APSAC achieves its mission in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles. With more than 26 years of existence and a central role in the development of professional guidelines addressing child abuse ...

Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio and Transcript

Presented by The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 02 February 2014. Facts of the Case Doyle R. Paroline pled guilty to possession of 150-300 images of child pornography. Included among those files on his computer were two photographs of Amy Unknown, a victim of child pornography. He was sentenced to 24 months of incarceration followed by release under supervision. Under a federal statute that mandates full restitution to victims of child pornography by those convicted of creating, distributing or possessing such material, the Government and Amy sought restitution in the amount of nearly $3.4 million. The district court denied ...

A Week in Washington – Supreme Court Observations

Ominous Beginnings The words in the chapel read "Mary console the children of a land sprinkled with blood and tears." My trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University in Washington, DC was one final stop in a half decade quest to obtain justice for victims of child pornography before the United States Supreme Court. The evening light was just falling over the Capitol and the image of suffering children in a land littered with blood and tears seemed an apt description of the victims we were hoping to vindicate–or at least honestly represent–in a case which has achieved worldwide ...

Dutch National Rapporteur Speaking at NYU Law

NYU Law School DiscussionLegal Challenges and Strategies for Combating Sexual Violence against ChildrenA Discussion with the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against ChildrenMonday, February 3, 20146:00 PMNYU Law School Vanderbilt Hall Room 20640 Washington Square South, New York City Valid ID and RSVP are required for admission. Please email Audrey Watne: [email protected] by January 31st to RSVP. The event will be followed by a brief reception. CHRGJ is pleased to invite you to a lecture featuring Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer, the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and ...