Bluebook


Rule B12.1.2 governs the citation of state statutes.  The first time a statutory compilation is cited, it should be structured as follows: [State Code Abbreviation] § [Section #] (Year of Code Edition) Rule B12.1.2 requires citation to an official version of the state code whenever possible.  The citation style for each state’s official code is provided […]

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When citing a case, each citation should include the full prior or subsequent history of the case, using one of the abbreviated phrases found in Bluebook table T8 to introduce the case citation for the prior or subsequent history.  The phrase should be written in italics, surrounded by two unitalicized commas: Barger v. McCoy Hillard […]

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