Why Citations Belong in the Body, Made Simple

This is the law.(FN1) It has been the law since 1992 and is still the law.(FN2) And other courts of appeals agree this is the law.(FN3)

  1. According to a court decision from another jurisdiction.
  2. According to a case from 2001.
  3. In two unpublished decisions from only one other court.

OR

This is the law.(FN1) It has been the law since 1992 and is still the law.(FN2) And other courts of appeals agree this is the law.(FN3)

  1. According to this court.
  2. According to a case decided just two months ago.
  3. In, e.g., three published decisions from three different courts.

Why make your reader hunt for what is often the most important and persuasive part of your argument?