On January 12th, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Lagos v. United States, No. 16-1519, to address whether 18 U.S.C. § 3663A(b)(4) covers costs for reimbursement under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act that were "neither required nor requested" by the government, including costs incurred for the victim's own purposes and unprompted by any official government action.
The petition for writ certiorari, brief in opposition, and reply are available at SCOTUSblog here. The Training Division recently discussed a Government Accounting Office report on federal criminal restitution in latest news, here.