I think that my earlier post about incorporating the Seventh Amendment was wrong. I’m not sure that any state forces people to go into small claims court and therefore receive no jury trial in a civil case. Looks like small claims court is always just an option for people who want to avoid the expense of ordinary civil courts. But I would need more research to be certain.
Actually, it’s not clear whether incorporating the Seventh Amendment would do anything. If that is correct, then an incorporation case will never arise.