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Southern Union Company v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 03-26-12 featuring Ryan Scott

March 26, 2012

Ryan Scott

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  Southern Union Company v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:16:43

Ryan ScottOn March 19, 2012 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Southern Union Company v. United States. The question in this case is whether the imposition of criminal fines is subject to the Fifth and Sixth Amendment principles articulated in Apprendi v. New Jersey, which holds that “[o]ther than the fact of a prior conviction, any fact that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the prescribed statutory maximum must be submitted to a jury, and proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” 

To discuss the case, we have Ryan Scott, who is an Associate Professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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Southern Union Company v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
Oral Argument Transcript - March 19, 2012 (PDF)

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