Thursday, June 27, 2013

Supreme Court Grants Cert to Resolve Causation Required for Restitution in Child Porn Cases

Paroline v. United States, No. 12-8561 (June 27, 2013)

Is the Government or a victim trying to get your child porn client to pay millions in restitution pursuant to In re Amy Unknown, 701 F.3d 749 (5th Cir. 2012)? Keep on making those objections.

The Supreme Court granted cert to resolve the following question: "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. ยง2259."

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