Citing a Citation within a Citation: ALWD

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SwampRat88
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Citing a Citation within a Citation: ALWD

Postby SwampRat88 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:26 pm

Title says it all. Anyone know what the rule is on this?

kaiser
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Re: Citing a Citation within a Citation: ALWD

Postby kaiser » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:28 pm

You typically put a post-citation parenthetical

(citing Marbury v. Madison...)

SwampRat88
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Re: Citing a Citation within a Citation: ALWD

Postby SwampRat88 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:31 pm

kaiser wrote:You typically put a post-citation parenthetical

(citing Marbury v. Madison...)


Do you know the Rule #, per chance?

random5483
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Re: Citing a Citation within a Citation: ALWD

Postby random5483 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:19 pm

This is not ALWD, but from experience I can tell you that ALWD and Bluebook are nearly identical for regular citations.



10.6.2 Quoting/Citing Parentheticals in Case Citations (p. 100)

When a case cited as authority itself quotes or cites another case for that point, a “quoting” or “citing” parenthetical is appropriate per rule 1.6(c). Within the parenthetical, the same rules regarding typeface, pincites, and short forms apply to the quoted or cited authority as if it were the direct source:

Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 719 (2001) (Kennedy, J., dissenting) (citing Shaughnessy v. United States ex rel. Mezei, 345 U.S. 206 (1953)).
Note, however, that only one level of recursion is required. Thus, if a case quotes a case, which itself quotes another case, only one level of “quoting” or “citing” parentheticals is necessary. An additional level of parenthetical information may be used if the information conveyed is particularly relevant.




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