Appellate Advocacy Blog

Editor: Tessa L. Dysart
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adam Liptak on Paroline v. United States (restitution for victims of child pornography)

Here's a link to Liptak's preview of Paroline v. United States, a case affecting restitution to victims of child pornography.  The Fifth Circuit awarded the victim in this case the full amount of her claimed damages, applying "joint and several" liability and telling the defendant to pay what he could while seeking contributions from the other people who viewed the victim's images.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether that was the correct approach next month.

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Curious question: is this blog an appellate ADVOCACY blog, or is it just another blog reporting on appellate decisions?

Just from the title, I was expecting more about appellate practice & procedure. SInce this blog is still fairly new, I thought maybe this was a fair question? Thanks!

Posted by: Anderson | Dec 5, 2013 7:19:58 AM

As the inaugural posts indicates, we're claiming for ourselves a rather broad portfolio: "On this blog, we plan to address a wide variety of issues related to appellate justice. This includes appellate court advocacy and practice, principles of appellate justice, appellate court jurisprudence on current issues, and legislative developments affecting the courts. We hope to keep our readers informed about cases and issues on appeal as well as scholarship, research, conferences, and news related to appellate courts. Our interest is in appellate advocacy and justice, broadly conceived, including state, federal, tribal, and international appellate courts." Where we go from here, only time will tell. We may need to adjust the content, the name, or both as time goes on. I think you'll see more advocacy content in the near future, though.

Posted by: David R. Cleveland | Dec 10, 2013 11:56:07 AM

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