Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Author/Date System)

Legal Materials

1. State and Federal Court Cases/Decisions

Note: State and federal court cases and decisions are normally cited in the running text of a document as in the example below. The Chicago Manual of Style provides no guidance for a References List entry.

Format:

In the 1923 case, Meyer v. State of Nebraska (262 U.S. 390), the Court handed down a decision that...


2. State and Federal Constitutions

Note: State and federal constitutions are normally cited in the running text of a document as in the example below

Format:
Give the state or country name. the article or amendment number and the subdivision number.  

In the Wisconsin Constitution, art. 9, sec. 1...

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