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Ranking the Bill of Rights, Number 7: The Seventh Amendment

At this point, it may appear that I’m just being lazy and simply matching the number of the ranking to the number of the amendment. However, if this were to continue, I would be quite embarrassed when it came to filling the number two ranking since I have already ranked the Second Amendment. Suffice it to say, then, that is whole ranking-matching-amendment-number bit is mere coincidence.

With that said, I present the fightin’ seventh: “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.
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