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How A Lawsuit Over Hot Coffee Helped Erode the 7th Amendment

Photo by Bruce Marlin

In 1992, an elderly woman in New Mexico bought coffee at a McDonald’s drive through, spilled it on herself, and successfully sued for nearly $3 million.

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Constitutional Cappuccino Podcast- Juries in America

What can you do about the overreach of government here in America? One answer is to participate and support the jury system here in America. The Constitution of the United States of America supports common law. 24 more words

A Cancer On Our Legal System

By Brian Wojtalewicz
Originally posted in The Appleton PressĀ on JuneĀ 28, 2011.

Very few Americans realize that some very important legal protections for citizens are being slashed by the five justices of the… 543 more words

From The Vault

The Bill of Rights: Part 5

Still headlong into our rights provided to us by the government go on with the 7th and 8th amendments.

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 reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” 390 more words