ULaw Today: Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Amy and Vicky, two child pornography victims, in an appeal brought by the Utah Appellate Clinic. | In re: Amy & Vicky
Appellate Daily: Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, represents child pornography victims in a series of federal appellate cases. In October alone, Cassell notched a win and a loss in two circuit courts and argued in another. The case he won created a circuit split about restitution for victims, which the U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly be asked to review.
Alameda Books Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, No. 09-55367 (9th Cir. Jan. 28, 2011)
9th Circuit: OR statutes that criminalize giving sexually-explicit material to minors are unconstitutional
Powell’s Books, Inc. v. Kroger and ACLU of Oregon v. Kroger, No. 09-35153, 09-35154 (9th Cir. Sept. 20, 2010)
U.S. v. Latham, No. 09-10099, 2010 WL 1936279 (9th Cir. May 14, 2010)
Coyote Publishing, Inc. v. Miller, No. 07-16633 (9th Cir. March 11, 2010)
At issue in this case is whether Nevada’s “restrictions on advertising by legal brothels” violate the First Amendment.
Nunez v. Holder, No. 06-70219 (9th Cir. Feb. 10, 2010)
Indecent exposure is not categorically a crime of moral turpitude in California.
11th Circuit reject’s 9th Circuit’s Kilbride decision and upholds application of local community standards to Internet obscenity prosecution
United States v. Little, No. 08-15964 (11th Cir. Feb. 2, 2010)
9th Circuit: Cell phones, internet, condoms implicate interstate commerce in enticement of minor to prostitution
U.S. v. Santos, No. 08-10406, 2009 WL 3748191 (9th Cir., Nov. 10, 2009)
U.S. v. Kilbride, No. 07-10528 (9th Cir., Oct 28, 2009)