Bluebooking Question

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Bluebooking Question

Postby uvauvauva » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:36 am

Should this citation: Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, 477 U.S. 242, 248, 106 S.Ct. 2505, 91 L.Ed.2d 202 (1986) be shortened if I was to put this in a brief?

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:38 am

Just use the U.S. citation.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby I.P. Daly » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:59 am

Cali has some really good citation workshops.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby 20130312 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:03 am

Wait, do people actually cite all three reporters for Supreme Court cases still? Seems old school to me.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby Gorki » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:07 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Wait, do people actually cite all three reporters for Supreme Court cases still? Seems old school to me.

Nope.

EDIT: Don't have my BB on me but I think they explicitly state that you do not need parallel citations under BB. I know some journals require them in certain cases, but if you are just following BB, leave all out but U.S.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:31 pm

Gorki wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Wait, do people actually cite all three reporters for Supreme Court cases still? Seems old school to me.

Nope.

EDIT: Don't have my BB on me but I think they explicitly state that you do not need parallel citations under BB. I know some journals require them in certain cases, but if you are just following BB, leave all out but U.S.


Yeah, amazing but BB answers this directly.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby 20130312 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:44 pm

Still haven't cracked open my BB. It looks terrifying.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby Gorki » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:01 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Still haven't cracked open my BB. It looks terrifying.

Common wisdom: The index is your one and only friend when it comes to BB.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby smittytron3k » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:41 pm

Pro tip: go take a stack of post-it-notes and tab Rule 1, Rule 4, Rule 10, and T6. For everything else, consult the index.

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Re: Bluebooking Question

Postby Bronte » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:25 pm

The answer is that you should pretty much never parallel cite. I've never once parallel cited. And, trust me, I've done more citing and citechecking than any human should ever do. Ever.




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