The 7th Amendment

“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.”

So if anyone talks about “tort reform” or “caps on damages,” tell them they must not be much of a constitutional originalist nor much of a conservative, because the founders absolutely intended for juries to hear civil cases. Note the use of the word “preserved,” because juries hearing civil disputes pre-dates the founding of our great Republic.

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