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April 29, 2008

Long Ninth Circuit opinion on variety of child porn sentencing issues

Through a long opinion that is not easily summarized, the Ninth Circuit speaks to a range of child porn federal sentencing issues today in in US v. Stoterau , No. 07-50124 (9th Cir. Apr. 30, 2008) (available here).  Here is how the opinion starts:

Joseph Stoterau pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. ยง 2252A(a)(1).  In this appeal, he challenges several aspects of his sentence, including the length of his term of imprisonment and several special conditions of his supervised release.  We affirm in part, vacate in part, and remand.

A quick skim while on the road makes it hard to tell whether the Ninth Circuit breaks any new ground here.  I trust all the able lawyers on the coast will help me figure out if Stoterau is worthy of a close read.

April 29, 2008 at 03:41 PM | Permalink

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