Tull v. United States
United States Supreme Court
481 U.S. 412 (1987)
Tull (defendant) was charged with violating the Clean Water Act, which authorized an injunction and/or a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day during the violation. The government sought both penalties. Tull demanded a jury trial, but the district court refused. The district court then found Tull guilty of violating the Act and fined Tull $75,000. Tull appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Scalia, J.)