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Preserve The Right To Trial By Jury

As I discussed in two earlier posts, the right to a full and fair jury trial in medical malpractice cases is in jeopardy under legislation under consideration by the United States Senate.

Having investigated and prosecuted many cases of medical malpractice and the tragic results of poor medical care, I feel compelled to continue writing on this important topic.

Each day I intend to post another scholarly quote on the importance of trial by jury and some historical information on this fundamental right guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

The seventh amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

"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"  ratified December 15, 1791

Here is what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story said about the 7th amendment:

"The Seventh Amendment is a most important and valuable amendment; and places upon the high ground of constitutional right the inestimable privilege of trial by jury in civil cases, a privilege which is essential to political and civil liberty" Justice James Story (1833)

Don't allow the insurance industry and some in the the medical profession to rob us of access to the Courts and civil justice!



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