Politics/Law/Government

The New Constitution: Amendment XVI – trial by jury, double jeopardy

The New Constitution

Amendment XVI

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed five hundred 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.

Rationale

No fundamental changes.

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