Minnesota v. Rey

Appellant Emile Rey pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft involving eight or more direct victims. The district court ordered Rey to pay the mandatory-minimum restitution of $1,000 to each of his 66 direct victims, totaling $66,000. Rey appealed, asserting that the mandatory-minimum restitution he was ordered to pay violated his procedural and substantive due process rights and was an unconstitutional fine. The court of appeals affirmed. Rey asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to declare the statute unconstitutional, vacate the restitution order, and remand the matter for a restitution hearing or a Blakely trial. The Court declined, and affirmed the restitution order. View "Minnesota v. Rey" on Justia Law