Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Legal Materials

1. State and Federal Court Cases/Decisions

Notes Format:
Numeral. Case Name-in italics, volume of reporter name of reporter opening page of decision, Cited Page Number (Court Name-abbreviated Year of Decision).

Note: For state court cases include both official and commercial reporters separated by a comma.

1. Meyer v. State of Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 43 (S.Ct. 625 1923).

Bibliography Format:
Case Name-in italics, volume of reporter name of reporter opening page of decision, Cited Page Number (Court Name-abbreviated Year of Decision)-in parenthesis.

Meyer v. State of Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 43 (S.Ct. 625 1923)


2. State and Federal Constitutions

Notes Format:
Numeral. State or Country Name,-abbreviated without a period, Article or Amendment Number-in Roman, § Subdivision Number-in Arabic.

2. Wis Const, Art IX, § 1.

Bibliography Format:
State or Country Name-abbreviated without a period, Article or Amendment Number-in Roman, § Subdivision Number-in Arabic.

Wis Const, Art IX, § 1.

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