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The Seventh Amendment

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Rhianna Galema

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of The Seventh Amendment

The Seventh Amendment Definition Purpose Sources Court Cases "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."
* Right to Jury by Trial

* Feltner vs Columbia Pictures
-Columbia sued Feltner after his stations continued to broadcast their programs
-Court said 7th Amendment does not provide a right to jury trial on statutory damages

Stanbrough v. Valle
Stanbrough filed a proof claim
-said 7th amendment entitled them to a jury trial
-Court said that the right to jury trial only applies in hearing that are legal in nature

The 7th amendment. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/7th-amendment.html
FELTNER v. COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION, INC.(2012). Retrieved from http://www.oyez.org/cases/1990-1999/1997/1997_96_1768
Couture, W. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.businesslawgems.com/2012/03/26/there-is-no-7th-amendment-right-to-a-jury-trial-in-a-nondischargeability-proceeding/
*People protect themselves from unjust laws

*secure the line between judge and jury
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