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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 ...

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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 ...

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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&ndash...

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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 ...

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Dutch National Rapporteur Speaking at Northeastern Law

Northeastern Law School LectureLegal Challenges and Strategies for Combating Sexual Violence against ChildrenA Lecture by the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human BeingsWednesday, January 29, 20143:30 PMNortheastern Law School 220 Dockser Hall

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Paroline v. Amy Unknown – Supreme Court News Roundup

Thursday, January 16, 2014 Salt Lake Tribune Utah law professor to make case for child-porn victims On Wednesday, the University of Utah law professor will make that argument before what will be his most important audience yet: the U.S. Supreme Court. It is the first time a crime victim’s attorney has appeared before the court in a criminal case filed by the government; the outcome may result in a historic decision for crime victims’ rights. Friday, January 17, 2014 Seattle Times Child-porn victims want damages from those who view the images A Seattle ...

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