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Law and Legal Studies

Legal citations

Legal citations enable a reader to easily locate the cases, statutes, regulations or other material cited in legal documents. They often appear as a number, an abbreviation of the publication in which the document is found followed by another number, e.g. 410 U.S. 113 is the citation to Roe v. Wade. This case can be found in volume 410 at page 113 in the United States Reports.

Citing legal sources

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Citation abbreviations