Effective january 1, 2008, however, california rule of court, rule 1. A citation to a case in a regional reporter has the following six elements. Basics of legal citations introduction to legal citation research. The case name is underlined or italicized, and most cases follow the plaintiff v. It is used for all federal court documents and legal scholarship. The 51 is the page number of the case you are referring to in your brief.
The term state blue book typically refers to a statesponsored or statelevel government almanac. Name of the case underlined or italicized and abbreviated according to. The deciding court will be indicated near the top of the case, under the party names. Citeus legalus the automated bluebook citation generator. She covers the general rules for citing state cases with an official citator, without official citators, and special rules for california. Contains california supreme court cases from 1850 present, and. The bluebook is a collaborative project by a handful of elite law schools. This follows the same format as for supreme court of california cases. The blue book network intelligence and analytics team focuses on discovering the trends and data relationships that drive labor and materials throughout t.
Double check with your professor, outside guides, and the bluebook. Below is a list of state supreme court and court of appeals abbreviations. However, in some instances the term refers to the states legislative manual a common predecessor to many presentday blue books, or even a simple directoryroster of government services and officials. If you prefer to search by state supreme court or court of appeals exclusively, click on the links in the left hand navigation bar for supreme court or court of appeals abbreviations. Attorney kornblum is a full time instructor in the. The 42 refers to the page in volume 30 where the case starts.
For example, a california supreme court case would. Supreme court case, you must cite to the official reporter, the united. California specific information can be found on pages 46 and 252253. For many years, the california style manual has served as the official guide for styling citations to legal materials in documents filed with state courts in california. Bluebook rule 10 covers how cases should be cited in legal documents. Citing your sources of information california courts. State court abbreviations bluebook quick reference. Federal courts bluebook guide guides at georgetown law library. California courts of appeal cases next lets look at cases from the california courts of appeal. State courts bluebook guide guides at georgetown law library. Csm for cases bluebooking and legal citation libguides. Similarly, a california court of appeal case would be cited as follows. Citations to cases and other authorities in all documents filed in the courts must be in. How to read a california case for california state court cases follow the rules below refer to table 1 under california for more details.
A citation to a case in the supreme court reporter and the united states supreme. For example, table t1 tells you to cite california state court cases to. Citus legalus is an automated bluebook citation generator for lazy law students. Alaska, arizona, california, colorado, hawaii, idaho, kansas.298 1154 1113 528 63 149 663 1160 1374 898 528 30 1117 1267 725 949 332 712 983 750 476 957 588 270 341 488 572 441 1359 511 175 1443 1389 884 874 1327 161 1154 86 1422 1135 149 1040 781 762 787