The 7th Amendment

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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.

Our rights protect...

The 7th Amendment protects ones right to trial by jury. A trail by jury is a legal proceeding in which a jury either makes a decision or a finding, which then directs all the actions of a judge.

Historical Significance

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. As one of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, the Seventh Amendment plays an important role in American political and legal theory.

Fun Facts about the 7th Amendment

  • The right to trial by jury was even mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.
  • A Lawsuit Over Hot Coffee Helped Erode the 7th Amendment.
  • A maximum opacity of a jury is about six people, the Seventh Amendment doesnt include that it usually is 12 members of the jury