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Southern Union Co. v. US, 11-94

In a case involving a criminal fine for conviction of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) for having knowingly stored liquid mercury without a permit at a subsidiary's facility, the First Circuit's ruling upholding the fine because it held that Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U. S. 466, does not apply to criminal fines, is reversed, as the rule of Apprendi applies to the imposition of criminal fines.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/21/2012
  • Published 06/21/2012

Judges

  • SOTOMAYOR

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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