No. 589.

315 U.S. 752 (1942)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 30, 1942.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Dominick Blasi, with whom Mr. Silas B. Axtell was on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. Alfred T. White, with whom Messrs. William C. Chanler and Paxton Blair were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.

The right of jury trial in civil cases at common law is a basic and fundamental feature of our system of federal jurisprudence which is protected by the Seventh Amendment. A right so fundamental and sacred to the citizen, whether guaranteed by the Constitution or provided by statute, should be jealously guarded by the courts. The present case is a suit by petitioner under...

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