The 7th amendment

Josh davis

The 7th amendement

In suites at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right by jury shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the united states, than according to the rules of the common law.

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historical background

They included the 7th amendment determine weather a law was eligible for trail by a jury.

The amendment guarantees a jury trail for civil cases in the federal courts.

Supreme court case

In the supreme court case Tull vs united states 1987 they are challenging the 7th amendment. The district court denied tulls motion for a jury trail and entered judgment for 325,000 dollars. The court appeals affirmed the denial of a jury trail and the supreme court granted cert.