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LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDE FOR AIS 102

US SUPREME COURT CASES

 LEGISLATIVE ACTS (PUBLIC LAWS), BILLS, AND CODES

Acts (Public Laws)

 AMERICAN INDIAN CASES & LAWS AT PALOMAR LIBRARY

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 CITING LEGAL MATERIALS IN APA STYLE

 US Supreme Court Opinion Basic form:

Name v. Name.  Vol. number U.S. Page number.  (Year).

 US Supreme Court Opinion example:

United States v. Lane, 474 U.S. 438 (1986).

 Public law (statute) basic form:

Name of Act, Pub. L. No.  Number , Section number, Volume number Stat.  Page number.

 Public law (statute) example:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, 2, 104 Stat. 328 (1991).


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