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 “Using Introductory Signals for Citations”