New York Times Quotes Cassell on Child Pornography Restitution Case

Paul Cassell, a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and former federal judge, was quoted in a September 9 New York Times article about a federal appeals court’s ruling that a victim of child pornography who sought restitution should not receive court-ordered payments from those who possessed the images but had no part in creating them.

Cassell, a member of the victim’s appellate legal team, told The Times that, with a split among the federal circuits concerning restitution, “we are hoping the Supreme Court will step in to resolve the issue and enforce the law as we think it was written — and not impose this impossible burden on crime victims to trace out to each and every defendant what exact percentage of the law was attributable to them.”

The New York Times article is available here.