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Supreme Court to hear case on deadline for restitution orders

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Dolan v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], in which the Court will consider whether a district court may enter a restitution order beyond the time limit prescribed in 18 USC § 3664(d)(5) [text]. The petitioner, Brian Dolan, attacked a hitchhiker and was ordered to pay restitution to his victim. He argued that the court's restitution order came after the deadline imposed by the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act. The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held [opinion, PDF] that "a tardy restitution order is not an invalid one."

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