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Postby lawyerwannabe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:10 am

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Re: When is (citation omitted) appropriate?

Postby TTH » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:23 am

When you want to omit citations.

There's not exactly a hard and fast rule. I use it when I'm quoting a part of a decision that has citations in the quoted material. If it's really important that the quoted material refer back to its own citations (say . . . you're wanting to show how a particular Court of Appeals is interpreting Supreme Court precedent), then you can add a citing parenthetical to your citation. If it's not particularly important that the reader know your quote is citing this other material, then omit the citations.

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Re: When is (citation omitted) appropriate?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:29 am

Usually when you feeling lazy and don't want to look it up.

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Re: When is (citation omitted) appropriate?

Postby TTH » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:31 am

romothesavior wrote:Usually when you feeling lazy and don't want to look it up.


But not when you want to stretch a one-line footnote out to two-lines to get to a minimum page requirement.

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Re: When is (citation omitted) appropriate?

Postby Flips88 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:32 am

romothesavior wrote:Usually when you feeling lazy and don't want to look it up.

That or when there's a point of law in a case citing to like 3 cases and you don't feel like wasting 50 words of word count.

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Re: When is (citation omitted) appropriate?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:36 am

Flips88 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Usually when you feeling lazy and don't want to look it up.

That or when there's a point of law in a case citing to like 3 cases and you don't feel like wasting 50 words of word count.

TTH got it right. If we're talking LR notes here, you cite all those mothas and maybe throw in two or three "See also" cases with some parentheticals to stretch it out.




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