Supreme Court rules against victim of child porn

| April 24, 2014

We’re sure there are some complex “constitutional” matters at work here that place this ruling in a realm of understanding that is beyond us. Nevertheless, here is your Constitution, or rather activist Supreme Court justices at work. Once again, in an oligarchy such as ours, follow the money. Don’t you find it interesting that we have a high court that, in recent years, pretty much has wanted to limit awards to victims of heinous crimes but has not hesitated to allow oligarchs for whom they work unlimited ability to buy and sell political favor and power? They truly have been “compassionate conservatives,” right? Follow the money!

Supreme Court ruling surprises child pornography victim

Ruling set aside nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of victim

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victimFILE – This Oct. 13, 2013 file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaking in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Kennedy said for the court that federal judges should exercise discretion in awarding restitution. The case involved a woman known in court papers by the pseudonym “Amy.” Her losses have been pegged at nearly $3.4 million, based on the ongoing Internet trade and viewing of images of her being raped by her uncle when she was 8 and 9 years old. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

By Don Bishop

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling yesterday surprised a child pornography victim.

A victim of child pornography says she is “surprised and confused” that the Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to reject a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online.

The ruling set aside a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of the victim, whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.

The majority said the offender who viewed the attack, was not responsible for all the victim’s financial losses.

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