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ALWD 3d Edition Rule 14 Statutes

ALWD 3d Edition Rule 14 Statutes

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How to cite to statutes using ALWD for legal citations. Taken from Rule 14 of the 3rd edition. Not used in every law school, but there are many throughout the country who do utilize it.
How to cite to statutes using ALWD for legal citations. Taken from Rule 14 of the 3rd edition. Not used in every law school, but there are many throughout the country who do utilize it.

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ALWD Rule 14

Copyright 2003, 2006. Darby Dickerson. Permission given to use for educational purposes.

cite the unofficial code.1 • In most instances. – You may use the print or online version. site the slip law. – Appendix 1 identifies official codes with green stars.Which Source? Rule 14. • If the official code is not available. • When two codes contain the same statute. . • If a code is not available. usually cite the official code. cite a code instead of a session law.

2 • Title number●Code abbreviation●§● Section number●(Publisher [only if commercial]●Date). § 2517 (2000).S. .Full Citation for Federal Statutes Currently in Force: Rule 14.C. • 11 U.

– Citing § 1400 instead of the more specific § 1400(a)(2).Common Mistakes • Forgetting to insert a space after the section symbol. • Forgetting to close spaces between the section and subsection. • Forgetting to cite to the most specific subsections possible. – Incorrect = § 1400 (a)(2) .

• Forgetting to use only one section symbol when citing multiple subsections. § 1961(a)-(d) (2000).More Common Mistakes • Forgetting to use two section symbols (§§) when citing multiple sections. – 18 U. §§ 1961-1964 (2000). .S. – 18 U.S.C.C. • Remember to consult ALWD Rule 6 for details about citing sections and subsections.

).C. = (West) – U. = (Lexis) .2(e) • Do not include a publisher for the official code (U.Publisher: Rule 14.S.C.S.A. • Include the publisher for the unofficial codes: – U.C.S.S.

• Typically use the date on the copyright page. is published every six years.Date: Rule 14. All volumes are now from the 2000 edition. – But 2006 volumes should start appearing soon.S. – Special note: The U.2(f) • Include the year of the volume you are citing.C. .

S.A. only: • U. = (West Supp.C. = (West 1998 & Supp. 2006) – Both: • U.S.C.C.A.A.C.S.C. Cite whichever the material at issue is found.C.S. – Main only: • U. 2005) • U. = (2000) • U. 2004) • U. 2006) .S. = (2000 & Supp. = (West 2006) – Supp. = (Supp.S.Dates and Supplements • Consult Rule 8 about citing main volumes and supplements.

3 • Same format. – 26 U. – The date is the year the statute lost effect.S. § 1071(a) (repealed 1995).C.Federal Statutes No Longer in Force: Rule 14. . but add the reason why the statute is no longer in force.

. In these situations. abbreviate words that appear in Appendix 3. – Always try to cite the official code. – Sometimes you must insert additional words into the title (such as the Texas Agriculture Code).4 • Each state has a slightly different format. – Always consult Appendix 1.State Statutes: Rule 14.

.Electronic Statutes: Rule 14. – Use whatever designation for the legislative session that appears on the database. § 7-1-841 (Westlaw current through 2005 Extraordinary 2d Gen. Stat. but check for accuracy.5 • You may use. Ann. • Format: – Ga. Assembly).

S. – Id. .C.C. is not appropriate. retain all components of the full citation except the publisher and date parenthetical.Short Citations for Federal and State Statutes: Rule 14. – Smith. at 41. – 18 U. – 18 U. 289 U. – Id. § 1965 (2000). use id.C.S. • Best not to use the other short form options.S. § 1965 (2000). at § 1961.S. § 1965. – 18 U. is appropriate. • If id.6 • If id.

just be consistent throughout the paper. • Example: Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated Section 13-4304(4)(b) provides . .S. .2 • When a statute is referred to in textual material.C.” or use a section symbol. • You may use the word “section” or “Section. do not abbreviate the code name. except for U. .Statutes in Text: Sidebar 14. .

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