Seventh Amendment

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Seventh Amendment

- May take longer to reach a decision- Trials are more expensive- Not always a jury trial

Bill of Rights1. Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, forbidding the practice during peacetime. was introduced in 1789 by James Madison, in response to Anti-Federalist . Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, forbidding the practice during peacetime. was introduced in 1789 by James Madison, in response to Anti-Federalist

Court Case

The government brought a law suit against Edward Tull in 1987. He was accused of discharging fill into wetlands which violated the clean water acts. Tull had demanded a jury trial, but was denied the request. Tull was found guilty of the charges and was fined.

Seventh Amendment

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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 reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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-helps guarantee non biased decisions- gives everyone a chance-Protects our rights from being abused by the government

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Tull vs United States

Conclusion The seventh amendment give us the right to go to trial and defined ourselves, but if they find a certain amount of evidence then they can deny your trial and fine you. The seventh amendment helps everyone have a chance, but it is expensive and can take a while


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