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« on: February 08, 2009, 03:23:49 PM »
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Miss P

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Re: About to Turn in Memo Early: Taking ?s
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 04:51:43 PM »
Gladly, as long as you explain how to short form cite a Supreme Court case over an Appellate.  Let's say I cite the Supreme Court one first, then the Appellate.  Then I short form.  Would it be fine to just indicate the reporter, a la Jimmy, 435 N.E.2d at 243?

sure.

I am confused as to why you are citing the CoA decision instead of the SCOTUS decision, but perhaps I am misunderstanding what you mean by "over an."  Also, in general, you should use the official reporter, not the regional reporter. 

Congrats on finishing, Wally.

ETA: Otherwise, your short form is fine.

Re: About to Turn in Memo Early: Taking ?s
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 06:20:26 PM »
Since our memo is on state law, I'm guessing he means the Supreme Court of Illinois and an Illinois appellate court.

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Re: About to Turn in Memo Early: Taking ?s
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 06:27:00 PM »
Since our memo is on state law, I'm guessing he means the Supreme Court of Illinois and an Illinois appellate court.

Nonetheless, I doubt the regional reporter is the official reporter.