The Right to a Jury Trial: The Seventh Amendment

From the Series The Bill of Rights
Format Price Qty

By entrusting a jury of ordinary and impartial citizens to decide the outcome of lawsuits, the Seventh Amendment removed the power from judges, who could potentially be swayed and corrupted. It levels the playing field, guaranteeing that each citizen's voice and interests carry as much weight as that of a wealthy individual, major corporation, or powerful government. The historical context that motivated the drafting and passage of this amendment is discussed. Contemporary, straight-from-the-headlines cases illustrate the relevance of the Seventh Amendment and its application to cases involving consumer protection, environmental cleanup, medical malpractice, and corporate wrongdoing.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 2018
Publisher Enslow Publishing
Series The Bill of Rights
Language English
Number of Pages 48
ISBN 9780766085619
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-08-01
Author Hallie Murray
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Suggested websites
Dewey 347.73/752--dc23
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level Y

Author: Hallie Murray

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