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Last Post 11/16/2007 8:03 PM by Van Gogh
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11/16/2007 1:38 PM
Author: Cite [21813]
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Friends and pals, I need a little help by the end of the day. 

I have forgotten my bluebook today (wouldn't you know it, the day you forget it is the day you need it) and need to know the proper way to cite a case against the United States.  I usually don't need to cite to the U.S. - usually it is a state I'm citing not the gov't.

Can I abbreviate it, U.S.?  Or, does it have to be fully written out, United States?

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11/16/2007 8:03 PM
Author: Van Gogh [21813]
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I pulled out my blue book and found that you would spell out United States v.  or John Jones v. United States .  It says include designations of national or larger geographical areas except in union names, but omit “of America” after “United States.  It also says to retain all geographical designations not introduced by a preposition. (Page 59 15th edition.)

You might want to look at this: http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/


 


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