Colgrove v. Battin

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Colgrove v. Battin
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Argued January 17, 1973
Decided June 21, 1973
Full case name Colgrove v. Battin
Citations 413 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
Majority Brennan, joined by Burger, White, Blackmun, Rehnquist
Dissent Douglas, joined by Powell
Dissent Marshall, joined by Stewart
Dissent Powell

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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