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19 May, 2016

Citations and Quotations in Supreme Court Briefs

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00May 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  We are frequently asked which citation style(s) the Supreme Court prefers.  While the Court’s rules are largely silent on these matters, what follows is an introductory guide to issues of citation and quotation. Case Citation The Court’s rules do not speak to a particular method for citing cases. However, Gressman’s Supreme Court Practice (known [...]

5 Jan, 2016

Use Your Id. for a Supra Legal Brief

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00January 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

“Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” --Satchel Paige A couple of dangerous words legal brief writers use for looking back are “id.” and “supra.” Dangerous because what is usually gaining from one direction is a limit on words or pages (a word count under U.S. Supreme Court rules or a page limit [...]