Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Decision in Paroline v. United States: U.S. Supreme Court Ruled One Possessor Who Had Two Images of “Amy” Can Not be Forced to Pay $3.4 Million in Restitution


Grier Weeks of PROTECT: How Congress can really raise the stakes for child pornography crimes, May 6, 2014
Paroline v. U.S
Legislation is set to be introduced Wednesday May 7, 2014 by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)
What Happened to Child Pornography Victims in the Supreme Court, April 28, 2014
Will Congress fix (quickly? ever? wisely?) the "puzzle of paying Amy" after Paroline? April 26, 2014
The Puzzle of Paying Amy, April 25, 2014
Congress has to fix the problem with restitution for child pornography victims that stumped the Supreme Court.
Original Post:
Back on January 23, 2014 I posted about this case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court and its importance in past and future restitution cases for those convicted of child pornography possession, NOT the producers/creators who physically abuse the children depicted. I also posted on February 12th  two great articles on America’s misguided child pornography laws. 

Today the U.S. Supreme Court Justices in a 5-4 ruling made the correct decision on excessive restitution rulings for those who are convicted of possessing images.