December 2, 2013
On December 2, The New York Times reported on a case brought by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Paul Cassell and Michael Teter on behalf of “Amy,” a victim of child pornography.
As reported in the story, in January the Supreme Court will consider how much the men who viewed the widely circulated images of “Amy’s” abuse must pay her in restitution.
Click here to read the brief filed by Cassell and Teter for the Utah Appellate Clinic. The brief asks the Court to affirm a decision in Amy's favor by a lower court awarding Amy restitution for all her lifetime psychological counseling costs from a defendant convicted of possessing images of her being abused.
Several students from the College of Law were involved in drafting the brief, including Jeremy Christiansen, Angela Wall, and Taylor Mosolf.
Cassell will argue the case before the United States Supreme Court on January 22, 2014. He will hold a moot court for faculty and students in early January to prepare.
Click here to read an earlier Today story about Cassell and Teter filing their brief in the United States Supreme Court.