Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Use Of "See" In A Legal Citation

What does "See" mean when used in a legal citation? As pointed out by Rick Hasen at the Election Law Blog, that issue has been referenced in a merits brief filed in the United States Supreme Court. The use of "See" was cited based upon the Supreme Court's inclusion of that word before a cite in a prior opinion. Specifically, page 48 of THIS brief states:
The Court used the signal "See" to introduce Day as “clearly” supporting the proposition for which it was cited. Id.; see THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION 46 (18th ed. 2006). And in citing Day, the Court specifically pinpointed the Eighth Circuit's holding at 34 F.3d at 1359-60, which states...


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