Legal Citation Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next three questions, use the following assumption:

Assume one judicial decision quotes another judicial decision and offers as the citation: 428 N.Y. 236, 237 (1966).

For the next three questions, use the following assumption:

Assume one judicial decision quotes another judicial decision and offers as the citation: 428 N.Y. 236, 237 (1966).

On what page number does the decision begin?

Choice 1 236
Choice 2 237
Choice 3 428
Choice 4 1966
On what page number is the pinpoint cite?
Choice 1 236
Choice 2 237
Choice 3 428
Choice 4 1966
In which volume is the decision reported?
Choice 1 236
Choice 2 237
Choice 3 428
Choice 4 1966
Susan, an attorney who specializes in the federal Constitution, wishes to review Marbury v. Madison, a judicial decision issued by the Supreme Court of the United States. In which bound volume will she be able to find the text of the decision?
Choice 1 United States Reports
Choice 2 Supreme Court Reporter
Choice 3 Lawyer’s Edition
Choice 4 All of the above
Now Susan is concerned with finding the text to decisions that have cited Marbury v. Madison. She is specifically concerned with finding decisions from the United States Courts of Appeals. Susan has a list of case names and knows they are from the United States Courts of Appeals. She also know that she can find the proper citations if she looks in the proper table of cases in the reporter that contains decisions from the United States Courts of Appeals. In which reporter should she look?
Choice 1 United States Reports
Choice 2 Federal Supplement
Choice 3 Federal Supplement 2d
Choice 4 Federal Reporter 2d
Susan is also concerned with certain decisions from the United States District Courts. She has a list of both case names and citations, but one column of all of the case citations has been smudged so that all she sees is the name of the case, the volume and page numbers of the citations. In which reporter will she find the decisions she seeks?
Choice 1 Federal Reporter 2d
Choice 2 Federal Supplement 2d
Choice 3 Code of Federal Regulations
Choice 4 Federal Reporter
While working on a high-profile case concerning the federal Clean Air Act, Amanda comes across citations to regulations passed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Wishing to review the final, codified regulations, Amanda goes to her local law library but forgets in which publication the regulations are contained. As the law librarian, to which publication would you refer Amanda?
Choice 1 Code of Federal Regulations
Choice 2 Federal Supplement 2d
Choice 3 Federal Reporter 3d
Choice 4 Federal Register
Finding the regulation most pertinent to her case, Amanda wants to review the original draft of the regulation, as well as the comments the agency received in response to their notice of proposed rulemaking. Again, as the law librarian, in which publication would you advise Amanda continue this next leg of her research?
Choice 1 Federal Reporter 2d
Choice 2 Code of Federal Regulations
Choice 3 Federal Register
Choice 4 Federal Supplement 2d

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