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"They Should Stop And Take A Second Look": Ending Forced Arbitration Is A No-Brainer For Conservatives

The Obama administration is preparing to issue consumer protection regulations that will force Republicans to choose between their Wall Street allies and the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial in civil cases. 1,075 more words


Challenges to the Composition of the Jury Pool

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose’s trial. – – Thomas Fuller

A right to trial by jury is guaranteed under both state and federal law.   452 more words

Trial Advocacy

In arbitration, there is no judge, jury or right to an appeal.

“The civil jury is a valuable safeguard to liberty.”

– Alexander Hamilton

More and more of everyday American life is controlled by contracts that must be signed in order to receive a product or service. 216 more words


Save Our Juries-Save Our Constitution

Today, on Constitution Day, we should reflect on the central place juries fit within our constitutional system. The right to a trial by criminal jury is the only right to make a repeat appearance in the text of the Constitution (Article III) and the Bill of Rights (Sixth Amendment). 1,000 more words


New Executive Order and Mandatory Arbitration

Whether they know it or not, and many do not, Americans go about their daily lives and conduct important and personal business while tied to forced arbitration contracts. 89 more words