All statements requiring footnoting should be accompanied by full and accurate information as to the source. Generally, footnoting is required for: i. all quotations ii. all statements attributing options to specific persons or groups iii. all references to, or statements made in reliance upon, cases, statutes, treatises, periodicals, pamphlets, government publications, newspapers, manuscripts, or any other written or printed source.
The reference should include the name of the case, citation by volume, page, and date, and case history when applicable and relevant. Cite the reporter listed in Table 1 of The Bluebook. Examples: • High v. Low, 23 U.S. 45 (1900) • [For recent cases where the U.S. reporter is not available, use -- S. Ct. -- cite] • High v. Low, 145 F.2d 58 (9th Cir. 1944) • High v. Low, 837 F. Supp. 567 (W.D. Okla. 1970) • High v. Low, 290 P.2d 118 (Okla. 1955) Refer to the source of material quoted from cases by giving the complete case citation and adding the page on which the quotation begins, both in the official and unofficial reporters.
United States statutes are cited by reference to the Statutes at Large and the United States Code, thus 49 Stat. 449 (1935), 29 U.S.C. § 151 (1970). When dealing with tax questions, cite the Internal Revenue Code if applicable. • Oklahoma Constitution: Okla. Const. art. 2, § 6 • Oklahoma Statutes: 12 Okla. Stat. § 172 (1991). If citing to a supplement, use: 12 Okla. Stat. § 183 (Supp. 19--). • Oklahoma Session Laws: 19-- Okla. Sess. Laws ch. 2, § 2 • [if using WordPerfect software, use boldface in footnotes to indicate author and title] Note: The Review does not supra or infra to cases or statutes, nor should these authorities be abbreviated, except as stated in The Bluebook. You may use "Id." to refer to an authority which is (a) the only authority in the immediately preceding footnote, or (b) the immediately preceding authority in the same footnote.
Cases and Statutes: Order of Citation
Cases and Statutes should be cited in the following order: United States Supreme Court cases, lower federal court decisions, decisions of other states, alphabetically by state, United States Constitution, federal statutes, state constitutions, state statutes.
Footnoting: Books and Treatises
Volume number, if more than one, author's full name is it appears on the publication, title, specific portion referred to, date of publication: 3 Eugene O. Kuntz, Oil and Gas Law 421 (1966) [if using WordPerfect software, use boldface in footnotes to indicate author and title].
Author's full name as it appears on the publication, title of article, volume number, title of publication, page numbers, date: Maurice Merrill, The Basic Doctrine of Oklahoma Public Law, 1 Okla. L. Rev. 262 (1948) [if using WordPerfect software, use underline in footnotes to mark title of article and boldface to mark name of periodical]. Footnoting: Newspapers and Non-Scholarly Magazines Name of publication, date, page, column (if applicable): N.Y. Times, Feb. 14, 1947, at 1, col. 1; Newsweek, Aug. 24, 1982, at 31. Author's full name (if one is named) and title of article may be added at the beginning of the citation.
Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers: Order of Citation
Books, periodicals and newspapers should be cited in the following order: books and treatises, alphabetically by name of author; lead articles in law reviews, alphabetically by name of author; notes and comments, alphabetically by name of periodical.
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