Southern Union Co. v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers supporting grant of the petition for certiorari.

Brief filed: 08/19/2011


Southern Union Co. v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 11-94


The court of appeals erred in ruling that Apprendi v. New Jersey, which held that any fact, other than a prior conviction, that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the statutory maximum must be submitted to a jury and found beyond a reasonable doubt, does not apply to criminal fines.

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 Benjamin C. Block, Covington & Burling LLP, New York, NY, et al.