Our #7A Series

The Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury is fundamental to our system of self-government. It is the jury's job to examine the evidence, find the finds, and render a just verdict. When you serve on a jury, you are honoring a sacred duty to your fellow citizens, enforcing the rules and resolving disputes peacefully. This video series examines the origin and importance of the Seventh Amendment. It is made possible by the support of the ABOTA Foundation, the Wyatt Family Foundation, and viewers like you. Please share this video and learn more about the Seventh Amendment by consulting our infographic "The Right to Trial Through History" and our discussion guide.

#7A Part 7

The Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury is fundamental to the rule of law. In the seventh and final episode of our #7A series, we discuss the importance of serving on a jury and how this constitutional right must be protected for future generations of Americans. This series is made possible by the ABOTA Foundation and supporters like you. 

#7A Part 6

The right to trial by jury opens our nation's courthouse doors to you and me. However, in the sixth episode of our #7A series, we discuss how this vital right is threatened by corporations insisting on arbitration as a way to resolve disputes. This series is a project of the Texas Watch Foundation, and this episode is made possible by generous support from the ABOTA Foundation and viewers like you.

#7A Part 5

The right to trial by jury is essential to our civil justice system and our democracy. In the fifth episode of #7A, we discuss how tort "reform” has changed the civil justice system, reducing the ability of victims to bring cases or limiting the damages they may receive from a jury. This series is made possible by the ABOTA Foundation and supporters like you. 

#7A Part 4

The right to trial by jury is essential to our civil justice system and our democracy. In the fourth episode of the #7A series, we discuss how juries' decisions help to protect us. This series is a project of the Texas Watch Foundation, and this episode is made possible by generous support from the ABOTA Foundation and viewers like you. Please share this video with your family and friends.

#7A Part 3

The right to trial by jury is essential to our civil justice system and our democracy. In the third episode of the #7A series, we discuss how juries place power in the people to enforce the rules and protect communities.

 

This series is a project of the Texas Watch Foundation, and this episode is made possible by generous support from the ABOTA Foundation and viewers like you. Please share this video with your family and friends

#7A Part 2

The right to trial by jury is essential to our civil justice system and our democracy. In the second episode of the #7A series, we discuss how the Magna Carta laid the foundation for a judgment by your equals and why the fathers of the Declaration of Independence believed this right to be paramount. This series is a project of the Texas Watch Foundation. Please share this video with your family and friends.

#7A Part 1

This series will explore the origins and importance of the Seventh Amendment. It will also explore how the right to trial by jury is threatened today. 

Please share this episode with your friends and family and join us to learn more in Episode Two.