Six-Person Civil Juries in Illinois Ruled Unconstitutional

A move to a six-person jury in Illinois civil trials has been struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court.

The state’s highest court Thursday that a law passed in the final days of the Quinn Administration in 2014 violated the intent of the state’s 1970 constitution to preserve certain common law characteristics to civil trials.

The ruling, stemming from a medical negligence lawsuit, also struck down pay raises for jurors.


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