October 08, 2009

The Seventh 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 re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."

The seventh amendment is pretty cut and dry to me-- it garuntees most citizens a trial by jury in civil cases. I really don't have much to say about this amendment but I found a video in which an attorney in Illinois has VERY strong feelings on the seventh amendment and the fact that it protects no one.

In this video an attorney shoots down the seventh amendment stating that it is basically useless in the United States today.

This video is just a basic explanation of the 7th amendment and a bit of the video makers opinion on the topic.