How do you cite legal writing?

How do you cite legal writing?

Most legal citations consist of the name of the document (case, statute, law review article), an abbreviation for the legal series, and the date. The abbreviation for the legal series usually appears as a number followed by the abbreviated name of the series and ends in another number.

Can you use ID in a string cite?

Id. is used as the first cite (never a later one) in a string cite when the id. refers to the immediately preceding cite and that cite refers to just one source. Never use id. to refer to an entire string cite.

What is a short cite?

General Rules for Short Form Case Citation A short form citation may be used to identify a case that has previously been cited in full. Typically, the court and date are omitted and a pinpoint citation is given. However, the shortened name must be unambiguous and readily identify the case being referred to.

How do you pinpoint cite?

A pinpoint citation, often called a pincite, is necessary to point the reader to specific the page(s) within the case. Pincites are placed after the page on which the case begins, separated by a comma and a space. A pincite may consist of a page range or multiple pages that are not consecutive.

How many times can you use ID?

“Id.” may only be used when the preceding citation cites to only one source. Once you have provided one full citation to an authority, you may use “short form” citations in later citations to the same authority, so long as: 1. It will be clear to the reader from the short form what is being referenced.