This amicus brief was written as a response to Defendant’s argument that a conviction for an Attempt to Violate 18 USC § 2251, Sexual Exploitation of Children, does not count as a true violation for the purposes of 18 USC § 2255, the statute allowing victims of certain crimes to get a civil remedy. Issues include whether the language of the statute, its legislative history, and canons of statutory interpretation show that attempted crimes qualify as violations for purposes of the civil remedies statute, 18 USC § 2255.
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT v. N.S.
February 21, 2020
NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Case No. 19-35955