Template:Cite court/doc

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Copy a blank version to use. All fields must be lowercase. At this point, all fields are optional; however, this is subject to change as the template matures.

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{{cite court |litigants= |vol= |reporter= |opinion= |pinpoint= |court= |date= |url= |accessdate= |quote=}}
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{{cite court


  • {{cite court |litigants=Parker v. D.C. |vol=478 |reporter=F.3d |opinion=370 |pinpoint=401 |court=D.C. Cir. |date=2007 |url=http://pacer.cadc.uscourts.gov/docs/common/opinions/200703/04-7041a.pdf |quote=As such, we hold it unconstitutional.}}
  • Parker v. D.C., 478 F.3d 370, 401 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (“As such, we hold it unconstitutional.”).

Description of fields[edit]

All fields are optional!

List of litigants, such as "Miranda v. Arizona". If a Wikipedia article using this exact string exists, a link will automatically be created. Alternately, if an article exists but another name is desired for display, a wikilink may be specified; i.e., "[[Case article|This v. That]]". Note: This should likely not be optional.
Volume of the reporter.
The abbreviated term for whatever reporter is being referenced; i.e., "U.S." for the U.S. Supreme Court's "United States Reports".
The opinion number, often the page number for the case.
Identifies a specific part of a decision, typically by page or paragraph number.
The standard abbreviation for the court being cited (e.g. "3d Cir." or "M.D. Ala."; see here for other courts in the United States). In order for court to appear, date must be specified. Note: This field also should likely not be optional.
The year or date in which the court rendered its decision.
A web site or other online article with information on the case. For example, for a U.S. Supreme Court case, the URL to FindLaw is http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol={{{vol}}}&page={{{page}}}
The date that you viewed the website, not the date of the case.