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Why does the 7th amendment not apply in traffic cases?

The Seventh Amendment's jury trial provision does not apply to the states. The Bill of Rights does not inherently restrain the states at all, merely the federal government. The Fourteenth Amendment ...
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Why does the 7th amendment not apply in traffic cases?

This is the text of the Seventh Amendment: 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 ...
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Can a US criminal bench trial be conducted without a defendant's jury waiver?

In Japanese Electronics, both sides have rights that are equally protected by the Constitution. The court then had to decide which motion to grant. In a criminal prosecution, the prosecution and the ...
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Can a US criminal bench trial be conducted without a defendant's jury waiver?

Background The decision in In re Japanese Electronics, 631 F.2d 1069 (3d Cir. 1980). Critically, the procedural posture of the case was that: Fourteen of the defendants moved to strike the demands, ...
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