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Using Introductory Signals for Citations

imagesContext helps define words. In a tennis score, “love” means nothing. Lawyers often say “consideration” without meaning kindness.

The same is true for “see,” “see also,” “but see,” and the other ways of introducing citations in an appeal brief. These ordinary words carry specific meanings when introducing citations. The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (West, 2d ed. revised 2006), explains: Continue reading

Cite Authority or Waive Point on Appeal

Judges of the SC Court of Appeals

Judges of the SC Court of Appeals

An earlier post discouraged string citing cases but cautioned to include at least one supporting citation for a point raised on appeal, or risk the Court holding that the point is waived. A decision issued last week proves the point. Continue reading