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Citing U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

REFERENCE LIST ENTRY

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

Note: The volume and page numbers refer to U.S. Reports. All reporting services include this information. Ignore the "Cite As" at the head of the page in Supreme Court Reporter, because this form of the citation is not used in APA style.

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

TEXT CITATION

Basic Form
Name v. Name (Year)
(Name v. Name, Year)

Examples

The Supreme Court has held in United States v. Lane (1986) that misjoinder under Rule 8(b) is subject to harmless-error analysis.

The Supreme Court has held that misjoinder under Rule 8(b) is subject to harmless-error analysis (United States v. Lane, 1986).

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