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The Bluebook Twentieth Edition: Quick Style Guide
The following examples illustrate how to cite commonly used sources in accordance with The Bluebook.


• Kitchens v. Grohman, No. 90-345, slip op. at 6 (D. Mass. Dec. 4, 1990).
• Yee v. Kitchens, No. 90-345, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20837, at *6–8, *10 (D. Mass. Dec. 4, 1990). 
• Ward v. Reddy, 727 F. Supp. 1407, 1412 (D. Mass. 1990).
• Brief for Appellant at 7, Kitchens v. Scotten, 925 F.2d 314 (1st Cir. 1991) (No. 90-567).
• Haber v. Yee, 727 F. Supp. 1407, 1412 (D. Mass. 1990), aff’d, 925 F.2d 314 (1st Cir. 1991).


• U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 2.
• Ark. Const. of 1868, art. III, § 2 (1873).


• 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012).
• National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Pub. L. No. 91-190, § 102, 83 Stat. 852, 853 (1970) (prior to 1975 amendment).

Legislative Materials

• H.R. 119, 54th Cong. (1st Sess. 1896).
• Background and History of Impeachment: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Constitution of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 105th Cong. 22–23 (1998) (statement of Rep. Hutchinson, Member, H. Comm. on the Judiciary).

Administrative Materials

• FTC Credit Practices Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 444.1 (2014).
• Importation of Fruits and Vegetables, 60 Fed. Reg. 50,379 (Sept. 29, 1995) (to be codified at 7 C.F.R. pt. 300).
• Reichhold Chems., Inc., 91 F.T.C. 246 (1978).

Books and Reports

• Harold W. Fuson, Jr., Telling It All: A Legal Guide to the Exercise of Free Speech 57–58 (1995).
• 4 Charles Alan Wright & Arthur R. Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure § 1006 (2d ed. 1987).
• AIDS and the Law (Harlon L. Dalton et al. eds., 1987).
• Adrienne Rich, Transcendental Etude, in The Fact of a Doorframe 264, 267–68 (1984).


• Elizabeth F. Emens, Integrating Accommodation, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 839, 894 (2008).
• Benjamin Wittes, Without Precedent, Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 2005, at 39, 40.
• Scott Martelle, ID Law Keeps Nuns, Students from Polls, L.A. Times, May 7, 2008, at A14.
• Bradford R. Clark, Note, Judicial Review of Congressional Section Five Action: The Fallacy of Reverse Incorporation, 84 Colum. L. Rev. 1969, 1986 (1984).

Unpublished and Forthcoming Sources

• Jennifer Arlen, Public Versus Private Enforcement of Securities Fraud 12–19 (June 22, 2007) (unpublished manuscript) (on file with the Columbia Law Review).
• Memorandum from President Franklin Roosevelt to Attorney Gen. Robert H. Jackson (July 1, 1939) (on file with the Harvard Law School Library).
• E-mail from Makau Mutua, Chairman, Kenya Human Rights Comm’n, to author (Dec. 28, 2006, 16:18 EST) (on file with author).
• Eduardo Peñalver, Land Virtues, 94 Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming May 2009).

Internet Sources

• Conference Report, German Soc’y for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English, Mediated Drama/Dramatized Media: From Boards to Screens to Cyberspace (June 17–20, 1999),
• Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, (last visited Oct. 6, 2008). 
• Kenneth W. Simons, Retributivists Need Not and Should Not Endorse the Subjectivist Account of Punishment, 109 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 1, 3 (2009),

International Materials

• Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, Japan-U.S., art. X, Apr. 2, 1953, 4 U.S.T. 2063.
• Inter-American Police Convention, Feb. 29, 1920, 127 L.N.T.S. 433.
• Fisheries Jurisdiction (U.K. v. Ice.), Interim Protection Order, 1972 I.C.J. 12 (Aug. 17).

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