Dolan v. United States
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Apr 20, 2010
|Jun 14, 2010||5-4||Breyer||OT 2009|
Disclosure: Akin Gump and Howe & Russell represent the petitioner in this case.
Holding: A federal statute provides that a court shall order particular defendants to make restitution to their victims within a ninety-day period after sentencing.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 14, 2010. Chief Justice Roberts dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Scalia and Kennedy.
- Court upholds restitution order made after ninety-day deadline (Matthew Scarola)
- Congressional punting on awards of restitution (Anna Christensen)
- Time limits on restitution awards (Anna Christensen)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Brian Russell Dolan
- Brief for the United States
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Brian Russell Dolan
 Amicus Briefs
- Brief for National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Crime Victims Law Institute in Support of Respondent