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Bluebook 101

This guide will serve as a general introduction to the Bluebook. It is tailored to students seeking to cite-on or write-on to one of CU's law reviews or journals.

Rule 12

The basic citation form for federal statutes, as they appear in the official reporter, appears below:



The U.S. Code or "U.S.C." is the official reporter for U.S. federal code. 

The same code sections appear in the U.S. Code Annotated (U.S.C.A) and the U.S. Code Service (U.S.C.S.).  However, neither the U.S.C.A (an annotated code produced by Westlaw) nor the U.S.C.S.(an annotated code produced by Lexis) are considered the official version of the U.S. Code. 

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