Citing COA Cases

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BelugaWhale
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Citing COA Cases

Postby BelugaWhale » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:36 pm

So according to the BB, COA cases are cited like this (4th Cir. 1980).

But just came across SCOTUS cases citing COA cases like this (CA4 1980)...totally confused now.

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Re: Citing COA Cases

Postby ph14 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:39 pm

BelugaWhale wrote:So according to the BB, COA cases are cited like this (4th Cir. 1980).

But just came across SCOTUS cases citing COA cases like this (CA4 1980)...totally confused now.


SCOTUS has their own internal style guide. See also that they use "ibid." in some instances instead of "id." I think also CA4 is the way that you used to search databases. CA4 stands for "Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit."

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Re: Citing COA Cases

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:03 am

Many courts and jurisdictions use all sorts of citations styles. In addition, older cases may be using older iterations of the Bluebook.




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