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Judicial Sodomy: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional

THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE VERSUS SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Prof. Suja Thomas knows how to start a story with a riveting lead:

Summary judgment is unconstitutional.

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Another Response to "The Uncivil Jury"

Last week, washingtonpost.com published a series of 5 articles written by By Prof. Renee Lettow Lerner on “the uncivil jury.”  The fifth installment–The uncivil jury, part 5: What to do now — repeal and redesign… 1,122 more words

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A Response to "The Uncivil Jury"

Last week, washingtonpost.com published a series of 5 articles written by By Prof. Renee Lettow Lerner on “the uncivil jury.”  The first installment–The uncivil jury, part 1: Americans’ misplaced sentiment about the civil jury… 590 more words

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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

Conservatives

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

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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

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