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The Seventh Amendment

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Will Hubert

on 17 December 2012

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Transcript of The Seventh Amendment

William Hubert The Seventh Amendment The seventh amendment can be found
as part of the bill of rights. Example number two. Work cited One of the reasons that our founding fathers thought that the right to a jury trial was so important was because before our countries independence England did not allow colonist juries to decide cases because colonist juries were constantly rejecting british law and constantly undermining the king and Parliament. This resulted in unfair conclusions to court cases and that is why the seventh amendment was installed. Examples of how people rely on the seventh amendment. Example number one: The Casey Anthony murder trial. In this case Casey Anthony was accused of murdering her own child. The twelve jurors appointed Casey not guilty. The jurors came to the conclusion of not guilty because there was no evidence that proved Casey guilty; not because they thought she did or did not kill her child. If it was not for the seventh amendment Casey Anthony might be behind bars. The seventh amendment protected Casey Anthony from any unfair accusations that could have been made against her. If it was only up to the judge to decide if Casey was guilty and he thought she was guilty just because he thought she killed her child or he was angry about it that would not be a fair chance for Casey. This is how the seventh amendment protected Casey Anthony.
Jeffrey Dahmer: Even though Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in 1991 he is a great example of why a jury can be so important. Jeffrey murdered at least seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Jeffrey Dahmer is known as one of one of the most gruesome serial killers in american history. In this case the right right to a jury trial was not a good thing for the accused, but a good thing for the public. If it were up to the judge to decide if Jeffrey was guilty he could have been bribed and let a murderer back out on to the streets. Not just the accused rely on the second amendment the public does to. http://listverse.com/2007/08/22/top-10-evil-serial-killers/ -guaranties the right to a jury trial Explanation of the seventh amendment: The seventh amendment is to protect united states citizens from unfair court cases. A jury trial protects united states citizens from any kind of bias that could occur from a single judge. Example number three Apple vs. Samsung: Even in the business world you see people relying on the seventh amendment. Both Apple and Samsung relied on the seventh amendment to protect them from any kind of bias and help them win a court case. Apple was awarded one billion dollars after the nine jurors found that Samsung infringed on several apple patents. If the judge was to decide who won the court case and he had an iphone and liked it better than the Samsung smart phones and that is what he based his decision on, then it would not be a fair trial. That is why we need the seventh amendment; to protect ourselves from circumstances such as these. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/technology/jury-reaches-decision-in-apple-samsung-patent-trial.html?_r=0 http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/7th-amendment.html 7 http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/
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