Obscure blue-booking question

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kykiske
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Obscure blue-booking question

Postby kykiske » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:59 pm

Is it acceptable to "supra" a source you used an "id." for?

So for example let's say:

Footnote 34. Id.

Footnote 45. Supra note 34.

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dowu
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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby dowu » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:05 pm

kykiske wrote:Is it acceptable to "supra" a source you used an "id." for?

So for example let's say:

Footnote 34. Id.

Footnote 45. Supra note 34.

Lol what? I'm no law student but that does not seem right. Why can't you just use id. again?

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:07 pm

You can't use id until you cite the original source. So just use supra on the footnote in which you cited the original source.

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby dowu » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:09 pm

kalvano wrote:You can't use id until you cite the original source. So just use supra on the footnote in which you cited the original source.

Well, obviously.

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby Rotor » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:19 pm

kykiske wrote:Is it acceptable to "supra" a source you used an "id." for?

So for example let's say:

Footnote 34. Id.

Footnote 45. Supra note 34.

I agree with Kalvano if you're just citing to the source (which is what your question asks).

However, if you are using it as an internal cross reference ("See supra note 34 and accompanying text.") it would be OK.

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby swimmer11 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:58 pm

Rotor wrote:
kykiske wrote:Is it acceptable to "supra" a source you used an "id." for?

So for example let's say:

Footnote 34. Id.

Footnote 45. Supra note 34.

I agree with Kalvano if you're just citing to the source (which is what your question asks).

However, if you are using it as an internal cross reference ("See supra note 34 and accompanying text.") it would be OK.

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:03 pm

Why would you have your reader go through recursive footnotes? Just cite the supra to the original source.

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby mr.hands » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:12 am

Scotusnerd wrote:Why would you have your reader go through recursive footnotes? Just cite the supra to the original source.


This.

Also, id is usually for cases/statutes. Supra is for secondary sources, mostly law review articles. Thus, using "supra" to an "Id" wouldn't make sense

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Re: Obscure blue-booking question

Postby guano » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:18 am

Why would you make a reader go to footnote 34 and then to 33? (or wherever the original citation is).




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