The Right to a Jury Trial: The Seventh Amendment

The Right to a Jury Trial: The Seventh Amendment

by Hallie Murray


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766085619
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: The Bill of Rights
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

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

Bibliography 44

Glossary 46

Further Reading Books and Websites 47

Index 48

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