Amendments 7 and 9
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The 7th Amendment
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
To better understand what this means it, when the 7th Amendment was written in the 1700's, 20 dollars was considered a lot of money. Today, any disputes that involve amounts less then 75,000 dollars will not be handled in federal court. It is against United States law to set up your own court system. If a person goes to court, he/she will always go to a court that is recognized by the government. These courts are often city, state, country, or national courts.
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The 9th Amendment
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This amendment means that nothing written in the Constitution can be used to cancel amendments to it.
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