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Chicago/Turabian Citation Style
Legal & Public Documents
- Citations in predominantly legal works generally follow one of two guides: (1) The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association; or (2) the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, prepared and published by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Coleen M. Barger (https://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/)
- Legal publications use notes for documentation and rarely include bibliographies. Examples from CMOS are accordingly given in note form only.
- In Bluebook style, italics are used for titles of articles and chapters (a major difference from nonlegal usage), uncommon words or phrases in languages other than English (but not such well-known terms as de facto or habeas corpus), certain introductory signals indicating a cross-reference (such as See), case history (such as aff’d)
- In addition, formal Bluebook style specifies caps and small caps for constitutions, the titles of books and their authors, and the names of periodicals and websites
- NLRB v. Somerville Constr. Co., 206 F.3d 752, 752 n.1 (7th Cir. 2000).
- Profit Sharing Plan v. Mbank Dallas, N.A., 683 F. Supp. 592 (N.D. Tex. 1988).
- United States v. Christmas, 222 F.3d 141, 145 (4th Cir. 2000)
- State v. Griffin, 211 W. Va. 508, 566 S.E.2d 645 (2002), http://www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/docs/spring2002/30433.htm.
- In re D.S., No. 13-0888, 2014 WL 1495489 (Iowa Ct. App. Apr. 16, 2014).