Supreme Court accepts Apache man's restitution case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a 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 did not agree but the Supreme Court will review the decision.

The case is Dolan v. US, No. 09-367.

Get the Story:
High Court to Consider Restitution Deadline [see last item] (Courthouse News Service 1/13)

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