Deprivation Of The Benefits Of Trial By Jury

1182 Words Oct 16th, 2014 5 Pages
Barbara Terry
Donald Bloom
English 102
16 October 2014
Deprivation of the benefits of Trial by Jury
“For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.”
This is one of the most supreme points written in the founding principles of our Declaration of Independence according to the American founding fathers, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. This text in the Declaration of Independence explicitly upbraids King George III for depriving the people’s rights to a trial by jury. American law is focused around centuries of English common law, the collected assemblage of laws that are focused around common sense judgment and decisions and which safeguard the privileges of the individuals. Property proprietorship is a major right of free individuals, and common law creates the tenets we keep. In a lawful argument about property, citizens have a right to a jury trial.
The right to a trial by a jury follows its ancestry all the way back to 1297, around the time the Magna Carta was established. By the middle of the sixteenth century, the jury had effectively undertaken the structure it holds today in government courts and the dominant part of state courts—twelve subjects were evoked to sit under a vow in judgment of the villain implications against one of their companions. Like the Sixth Amendment 's certification of a jury trial for those blamed for a wrongdoing, the Seventh Amendment ensures a jury…

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