The Seventh Amendment

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The Seventh Amendment guarantees a jury trial in civil cases where the litigants could be deprived of life, liberty, and property, where money in dispute is more than $20.  The amendment came about when it was noticed near the end of the Constitutional Convention that nothing in the Constitution said anything about juries in civil lawsuits.  This cartoon explains this Amendment and the importance of juries in the courts system.

 

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