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Thursday, December 29, 2005

NY's Son of Sam Law Passes Constitutional Challenge

From New York Law Journal: "New York's Son of Sam Law, which gives crime victims the opportunity to recover damages from convicted perpetrators, passes constitutional muster, a state appeals court has ruled. The panel said the statute is civil in nature and that it was enacted to give victims an opportunity to obtain restitution, not to punish convicted criminals. In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a previous version of the law as unconstitutional." Read More from Law.com. . . [Mark Godsey]

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