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Amy and Vicky, Child Pornography Victims v. United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-651 9th Cir. Not Argued Apr 28, 2014 TBD TBD OT 2013

Issue: Whether, when the Mandatory Restitution for Sexual Exploitation of Children Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2259, provides that a court “shall order restitution” for a victim of child pornography “in the full amount of the victim’s losses,” which are defined to include several specified categories as well as “any other losses suffered by the victim as a proximate cause of the offense,” a defendant is excused from paying restitution for the itemized loss categories unless there is proof that the victim’s losses were the proximate result of an individual defendant’s child pornography crime.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded on April 28, 2014.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 20 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2012)
Dec 11 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 10, 2013.
Dec 21 2012Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Crime Victim Law Institute.
Dec 26 2012Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 25, 2013, for all respondents.
Jan 15 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 25, 2013, for all respondents.
Feb 11 2013Brief of respondent Joshua Kennedy in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 27, 2013.
Mar 20 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 8, 2013.
May 8 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 15 2013Letter of May 15, 2013, from Solicitor General received. (VIDED)
May 20 2013Reply of petitioners Amy and Vicky, Child Pornography Victims filed.
May 21 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 6, 2013.
Jun 10 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 13, 2013.
Jun 17 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.
Apr 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Crime Victim Law Institute GRANTED.
Apr 28 2014Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Paroline v. United States, 572 U. S. ___ (2014).
May 30 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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