One Florida homeowner was fined $100,000 for a stagnant pool and overgrown grass. How much is too much? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this year that cities and states can’t impose excessive fines. But how big does a fine have to be before it’s excessive? A seaside city in Florida hit homeowners with tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating codes about overgrown yards and disgusting pools. Ref. USAToday.