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Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S.
      113 (1973)
1. Parties’ last names
 e.g. Roe and Wade
2. Parties’ names must be
 in contention e.g. Roe v.
 Wade
3. Parties’ names must
 be italicized or
 underlined e.g., Roe v.
 Wade
   Names are followed by the
 4.
 REPORTER VOLUME, the
 REPORTER ABBREVIATION,
 the REPORTER PAGE, and the
 DATE, e.g., Roe v. Wade, 410
 U.S. 113 (1973).
 U.S.Circuit Court cases are found
 in the FEDERAL REPORT, 2:
 F.2d

 Grutter     v. Bollinger, 288 F.3d 732,
  (6th Cir.   2002)
 U.S.District Court Cases are
  found in the FEDERAL
  SUPPLEMENT, F. Supp.
 Grutter v. Bollinger, 137 F.
  Supp. 2d 874 (E.D. MI 2001)
 State cases are generally
  reported in REGIONAL
  REPORTERS, e.g., for
  Maryland, the Atlantic Reporter
  (A2d)
 Theurer v. Farrell, 827 A.2d
  122 (MD 2003)
   When making a direct quote from a particular
    part of a case, always include the page number

   E.g., “Thus, the particular phraseology of the
    constitution of the United States confirms and
    strengthens the principle, supposed to be
    essential to all written constitutions, that a law
    repugnant to the constitution is void; and that
    courts, as well as other departments, are bound
    by that instrument.” Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S.
    137, 180 (1803)
   When refering to a dissent or concurrence,
    always note the dissenting or concurring judge.

   E.g., “To reach its result, the Court necessarily
    has had to find within the scope of the
    Fourteenth Amendment a right that was
    apparently completely unknown to the drafters
    of the Amendment.” Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S.
    113, 174 (1973) (Rehnquist, J., dissenting).
       LAW JOURNAL/REVIEW
             CITATION
 1.Start with the author(s) name,
 e.g. Samuel Warren and Louis
 Brandeis
 2.Follow the names with the
 article title, e.g., Samuel Warren
 and Louis Brandeis, “The Right
 to Privacy,”
   3. Next, report the law journal volume,
    the law journal name (italicized or
    underlined), and the first page number,
    the page number cited, and the date. e.g.,
    Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, “The
    Right to Privacy,” 4 Harvard Law Review
    193, 199 (1890).
  ELECTRONIC CITATION
 “American People Ruled Unfit to
 Govern,” 35 The Onion 14
 http://www.theonion.com/onion3514
 /unfit_to_govern.html (Last modified:
 ______* Date visited: October 1,
 2003)
        Electronic Case Law

 Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 1973
  U.S. LEXIS 3282 (1973).
 Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
 Accessed at:
 http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts
 /getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vo
 l=410&page=11
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 and-paste, immediately
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