Colgrove v. Battin

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Colgrove v. Battin
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Argued January 17, 1973
Decided June 21, 1973
Full case nameColgrove v. Battin
Citations413 U.S. 149 (more)
93 S. Ct. 2448; 37 L. Ed. 2d 522; 1973 U.S. LEXIS 42; 17 Fed. R. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 401
A six-member jury for the trial of civil cases comports with the Seventh Amendment.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger
Associate Justices
William O. Douglas · William J. Brennan Jr.
Potter Stewart · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
Lewis F. Powell Jr. · William Rehnquist
Case opinions
MajorityBrennan, joined by Burger, White, Blackmun, Rehnquist
DissentDouglas, joined by Powell
DissentMarshall, joined by Stewart

Colgrove v. Battin, 413 U.S. 149 (1973), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that six person civil juries were constitutional.[1]


  1. ^ Yeazell, S.C. Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition. Aspen Publishers, New York, NY: 2008, p. 600

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