how do u check what latest version of USC is?

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sangr
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how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby sangr » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:01 pm

sup dudes,

so how do u check what latest version of USC is?

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Westlaw

Some like Lexis though

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby sangr » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:51 pm

yeah, i was just confused for a sec.

thanks

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby Jsa725 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:41 pm

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby Dayan114 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:54 pm

Jsa725 wrote:IIRC, the latest version is 2012... It's printed every 6 years. When in Westlaw you may see 2013, however, you still want to cite to the "paper version" so it's technically 2012.

I am not sure if the pamphlets in the back, even if printed post 2012, are still cited as 2012.


Fairly sure latest revision published is 2006. If you want to be lazy, cite to USCA or USCS. If you want to be thorough, cite to USC (2006) and, if the section has been amended since 2006, the supplement volume reflecting the change (we're up to V on the 2006 code).

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby GertrudePerkins » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:58 pm

Here is the GPO website that contains the various versions of the US Code in PDF format. For citation purposes, you need to consider the hard copy editions. As the previous poster noted, the full code is printed every six years, then each year there's a supplement that contains whatever provisions have since been amended. The hard copies don't come out until the year after their apparent date. That is, the 2006 edition didn't come out until early 2007, the 2009 supplement didn't come out until early 2010. Even though we're nearing the end of March 2013, I'm pretty sure the 2012 edition (which will be the full code) still hasn't come out.

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Re: how do u check what latest version of USC is?

Postby piccolittle » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:03 pm

Yep, don't just cite what it says on Westlaw or Lexis because that is referring to the U.S.C.A. or U.S.C.S. which are the Lexis/Westlaw reporting services, not the officially published Code as referenced in Bluebook Rule 12.




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