Quote of the Day: State Constitutions on Jury Trial for Civil Suits, Part I


"In civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, the right of trial by a jury of twelve is preserved to the same extent as it existed at common law." -- Alaska Constitution

"In all civil cases, the right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate." -- Indiana Constitution

"In all civil suits, and in all controversies concerning property, the parties shall have a right to a trial by jury, except in cases where it has heretofore been otherwise practiced..." -- Maine Constitution

"In all controversies concerning property, and in all suits between two or more persons, except in cases in which it has been heretofore been otherwise used and practiced, the parties have a right to a trial by jury, and this method of procedure shall be held sacred..." -- Massachusetts Constitution

"The right to trial by jury shall be and remain inviolate, except in civil cases wherein the amount in controversy does not exceed One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars... Provided, however, that the Legislature may provide for jury trial in cases involving lesser amounts." -- Oklahoma Constitution

(Sources: State websites)

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