What the f**k is the blue pages and why do they exist?

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What the f**k is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:14 pm

Who the fuck let law review nerds make these choices anyway.

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby Bikeflip » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:32 pm

People in practice actually pay attention to citations?

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Who the fuck let law review nerds make these choices anyway.


Basically how it was explained to me once (paraphrasing):

1. Law Review Nerd gets on Law Review to get clerkship.
2. Law Review Nerd spends entire time on Law Review obsessing over citations in the Blue Book way.
3. Law Review Nerd gets clerkship.
4. Law Review Nerd obsesses over brief citations because, hey that is how they get to clerkship.
5. Everyone else panders to Law Review Nerd who acts as gatekeeper and can't handle if brief is not in proper blue page format according to the Holy Blue Book.
6. Blue pages becomes de facto standard.

Not all clerks are like this. Most maybe are not. But in our risk adverse profession, we don't take chances and act as if all Judges and Clerks were Law Review Nerds until we know otherwise.

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:25 pm

I've decided this is my paralegals problem now.

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:52 am

law clerks have to write opinions with proper formatting and citations. So make their lives easier by doing it correctly in the briefs.

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby patogordo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:58 am

Blumpbeef wrote:law clerks have to write opinions with proper formatting and citations.

lolololololololol

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:01 am

patogordo wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:[My judge's] law clerks have to write opinions with proper formatting and citations.

lolololololololol


FTFY

I honestly assumed that it was standard practice, at least for opinions that are going to be published. Isn't it?

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

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Re: What the fuck is the blue pages and why do they exist?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:33 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
patogordo wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:[My judge's] law clerks have to write opinions with proper formatting and citations.

lolololololololol


FTFY

I honestly assumed that it was standard practice, at least for opinions that are going to be published. Isn't it?

Oh, it is, but I suspect that doesn't sound like a very good reason for anyone else to have to care about citations/formatting.



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