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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday limited the restitution that victims of child pornography can receive under federal law from individuals who acquire and view images of the child. Ruling in Paroline v. United States, Justice Anthony Kennedy said one user’s role in causing the pornography was “very minor” compared to the acts of the producers and distributors of the pornography. As a result, a $3.4 million award in the case before the court was vacated. The National Law Journal has more.