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A case citation provides the information needed to locate a particular case.
- What does a case citation look like?
Names of parties Volume of Reporter Name of Reporter Page Number (Year)
Example: Brown v. Board of Education 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
This citation leads to a case named Brown v. Board of Education in Volume 347 of United States Reports on page 483 decided in 1954.
- How do I know that U.S. stands for the Reporter United States Reports?
Court Reporters are usually abbreviated.
See the Abbreviations tab of this guide for some common abbreviations.
Consult The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation (Reference Desk KF245 U55 2005)