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Copy a blank version to use. All fields must be lowercase. At this point, all fields are optional; however, this is subject to change as the template matures.

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{{cite court |litigants= |vol= |reporter= |opinion= |pinpoint= |court= |date= |url= |accessdate= |quote=}}
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  • {{cite court |litigants=Parker v. D.C. |vol=478 |reporter=F.3d |opinion=370 |pinpoint=401 |court=D.C. Cir. |date=2007 |url= |quote=As such, we hold it unconstitutional.}}
  • Parker v. D.C., 478 F.3d 370, 401 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (“As such, we hold it unconstitutional.”).

Description of fields

All fields are optional!

List of litigants, such as "Miranda v. Arizona". If a Wikipedia article using this exact string exists, a link will automatically be created. Alternately, if an article exists but another name is desired for display, a wikilink may be specified; i.e., "[[Case article|This v. That]]". Note: This should likely not be optional.
Volume of the reporter.
The abbreviated term for whatever reporter is being referenced; i.e., "U.S." for the U.S. Supreme Court's "United States Reports".
The opinion number, often the page number for the case.
Identifies a specific part of a decision, typically by page or paragraph number.
The standard abbreviation for the court being cited (e.g. "3d Cir." or "M.D. Ala."; see here for other courts in the United States). In order for court to appear, date must be specified. Note: This field also should likely not be optional.
The year or date in which the court rendered its decision.
A web site or other online article with information on the case. For example, for a U.S. Supreme Court case, the URL to FindLaw is{{{vol}}}&page={{{page}}}
The date that you viewed the website, not the date of the case.