Supreme Court takes up Apache man's restitution case
The U.S. Supreme Court today heard a criminal restitution case involving a member of Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico.

Brian Russell Dolan pleaded guilty to a violent attack on the reservation. He was sentenced to prison time and parole but restitution wasn't determined by a federal judge until months later.

Dolan says the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act requires a judge to act within 90 days. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against him but the Supreme Court agreed to hear his challenge.

The case is Dolan v. US, No. 09-367. The oral argument transcript will be posted later today.

Get the Story:
Oral Argument Tuesday in Supreme Court Criminal Restitution Case Involving Mescalero Apache Indian (Turtle Talk 4/19)

10th Circuit Decision:
Dolan v. US (June 26, 2009)

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