Congressional Staff BriefingParoline v. United States: Supreme Court Review of Federal Statute Authorizing Restitution for Victims of Child PornographyThursday, January 23, 20141:30 PM2226 Rayburn House Office Building
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Crime Victim Law Institute and the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC, in coordination with the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus, will hold a Congressional Staff Briefing on the Marsh Law Firm's Supreme Court Case Paroline v. United States: Supreme Court Review of ...
The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children wrote this important brief for the Marsh Law Firm's Supreme Court case on restitution for victims of child pornography.
The case revolves around the question whether victims of child pornography have a right to restitution from offenders convicted of possession of the abuse images. To inform and assist the Supreme Court in the process of making this ...
Emily Bazelon has written another great piece about our Supreme Court case which was posted today on Slate.com. In Paying Amy -Doyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay?, Bazelon explains:
Here’s the clearest way to think about how and why Amy and other victims like her should win restitution. Their trauma can’t be neatly parceled out among the individual men convicted for possessing their pictures. But the harm is crystal clear in the aggregate. And so Paroline and other defendants shouldn’t be relieved of ...
I am a featured guest on today's HuffPost Live piece on the Marsh Law Firm's upcoming Supreme Court case on restitution for victims of child pornography. Tune in at 3:30 EST today for what promises to be an interesting panel discussion. Supportive comments and questions are welcome and encouraged.
Today, twenty-one national and international advocacy organizations, the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence Against Children, the attorneys general of thirty-four states and one territory, and a bi-partisan group of seven United States Senators, filed amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court supporting Amy in her five-year battle to secure federal criminal restitution for victims of child pornography.
Here are the amici, briefs, and lawyers which contributed to this extraordinary effort to support Amy's case in the ...
Amy's Brief on the Merits is filed with the United States Supreme Court in Marsh Law Firm's groundbreaking child pornography restitution case.
Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a case brought by the Marsh Law Firm concerning criminal restitution for victims of child pornography.
The Court agreed to decide “what, if any, causal relationship or nexus between the defendant's conduct and the victim's harm or damages must the government or the victim establish in order to recover restitution under 18 U.S.C. §2259,” the Mandatory Restitution for Sexual Exploitation of Children Act of 1994.
The case, Doyle Randall Paroline v. Amy Unknown, arises out of a long-fought and ...