[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in five cases. In Southern Union Co v. United States [docket], the court will determine whether the Fifth and Sixth Amendment [text] principles that the Supreme Court established in Apprendi v. New Jersey [opinion] and its progeny apply to the imposition of criminal fines. Apprendi requires that "any fact" other than that of a prior conviction "that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the prescribed statutory…