The Seventh Amendment guarantees that court cases are decided by a jury of ordinary citizens rather than by a judge. This system is meant to ensure that each average citizen's voice carries as much weight as that of a wealthy individual, corporation, or government. Unfortunately, that isn't always the outcome. This book explores the Seventh Amendment's development, from its early history to its application in cases today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Trial Jury 7
Chapter 2 The Seventh Amendment in Action 16
Chapter 3 Culture of Litigation 25
Chapter 4 The Seventh Amendment Saves Lives 34
The Bill of Rights 43
Further Reading Books and Websites 47