Quick ALWD question on statutory citation

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arvcondor
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Quick ALWD question on statutory citation

Postby arvcondor » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:32 pm

First, fuck ALWD.

Second, the draft my professor handed me back (which is due early tomorrow) said I needed citations where intuitively you wouldn't put them. What I had was something like this (where I say "section," assume the section symbol):

"According to section 7611, 'quote quote.'" What she wrote in the draft was 'quote quote.' CITE."

My thinking was that I JUST named the statute. Do I name it again? Do I write, "According to section 7611, 'quote quote. Section 7611." ?

Thanks a lot for any help.

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Re: Quick ALWD question on statutory citation

Postby jess » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:41 pm

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Re: Quick ALWD question on statutory citation

Postby arvcondor » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:50 pm

What I did was, earlier, specify that all future statutory references are to the California Family Code, which she instructed us to do. Therefore, when I say "section 7611," it automatically refers to the family code. Am I, after the sentence, supposed to put Cal. Fam. Code section 7611, even though I reference the statute within the sentence?

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Re: Quick ALWD question on statutory citation

Postby de5igual » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:56 am

What she meant was, don't start the sentence off with "According to § XXX,..." Just state the content and cite it right after.




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