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How do you cite the law?

How do you cite the law?

To cite federal laws (also commonly referred to as statutes or acts) in APA Style, include the name of the law, “U.S.C.” (short for United States Code), the title and section of the code where the law appears, the year, and optionally the URL.

How do you cite US law?

There are generally four elements in a citation to a statute in the United States Code:

  1. The title number.
  2. The abbreviation of the code used (here, U.S.C.)
  3. The section symbol (§) followed by a space and the section number containing the statute.
  4. The year of the code. (optional if citing to the current code – Bluebook R.

Cite the complaint in order as complaint, case name, federal supplement, court, date and filing number. For example: Complaint at 39, Peter v. Paul, 287 F. Supp.

How do you reference case law?

Basic format to reference legislation

  1. Popular title of Case (in italics).
  2. Year (in round brackets).
  3. Volume number.
  4. Reporter abbreviation.
  5. First page number. e.g. Reurich v Sureway Employment and Training Pty Ltd (2018) FCA 680.

How do you read a law case citation?

Reading a Case Citation

  1. the names of the parties involved in the lawsuit.
  2. the volume number of the reporter containing the full text of the case.
  3. the abbreviated name of that case reporter.
  4. the page number on which the case begins the year the case was decided; and sometimes.
  5. the name of the court deciding the case.

What is Citation issue number?

The difference between the numbers is that “volume typically refers to the number of years the publication has been circulated, and issue refers to how many times that periodical has been published during that year” (Wikipedia, n.d., para. 2).

What is the DOI in a citation?

A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.

What is the difference between DOI and URL?

A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies content and provides a persistent link to its location on the internet. A URL specifies the location of digital information on the internet and can be found in the address bar of your internet browser.