Topic: Paul Cassell
The US Supreme Court hears arguments on whether consumers of child pornography should pay full restitution for the harm caused the child victim – or some proportional share.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the government or the victim must be able to prove there is a causal relationship between the child pornography consumer's conduct and harm to the victim.
The Justice Department, embarrassed by an error that caused a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors as it seeks to convict the famed pitcher of lying to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
Federal courts have disagreed about how to enforce a law that requires people convicted of possessing child pornography to pay restitution to the victim, even if they didn't know the victim. But the Supreme Court refused to take up the case Monday.
11/28/2011 02:34 pm
The Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the jury in the 2007 rape trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs received improper instructions from the trial judge.
07/27/2010 09:23 pm