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LEGAL CITATION COURT CITATIONS 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 !!!!!Wheneveryou cut- and-paste, immediately cut-and paste the URL and include with your file!!!!!
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