As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we profile the Seventh Amendment, which extends the right to a jury trial to federal civil cases.
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Mistrustful of judges, the people insisted on the right to jury trial in civil cases.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the battle to win Congressional primary elections today may run counter to advice given by James Madison more than 200 year ago.