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Usage

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=
|vol=
|reporter=
|opinion=
|pinpoint=
|court=
|date=
|url=
|accessdate=
|quote=
}}

Examples

  • {{cite court |litigants=Parker v. D.C. |vol=478 |reporter=F.3d |opinion=370 |pinpoint=401 |court=D.C. Cir. |date=2007 |url=http://pacer.cadc.uscourts.gov/docs/common/opinions/200703/04-7041a.pdf |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!

litigants 
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.
vol 
Volume of the reporter.
reporter 
The abbreviated term for whatever reporter is being referenced; i.e., "U.S." for the U.S. Supreme Court's "United States Reports".
opinion 
The opinion number, often the number of the first page of the case.
pinpoint 
Identifies a specific part of a decision, typically by page or paragraph number.
court 
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.
date 
The year or date in which the court rendered its decision.
url 
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 http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol={{{vol}}}&page={{{page}}}
accessdate 
The date that you viewed the website, not the date of the case.
This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Cite court

Cite a court judgment

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Litigants litigants

List of litigants. 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]]".

Default
empty
Example
Miranda v. Arizona
Auto value
empty
String suggested
Court name court

The standard abbreviation for the court being cited

Default
empty
Example
3d Cir.
Auto value
empty
String suggested
Reporter reporter

The abbreviated term for whatever reporter is being referenced

Default
empty
Example
"U.S." for the U.S. Supreme Court's United States Reports
Auto value
empty
String optional
Volume vol

Volume of the reporter

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
Opinion number opinion

The opinion number, often the number of the first page of the case.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Pinpoint citation pinpoint

Identifies a specific part of a decision, typically by page or paragraph number.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Date dateyear

The year or date in which the court rendered its decision.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Date optional
URL url

A web site or other online article with information on the case.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
URL optional
Access date accessdate

The date that you viewed the website, not the date of the case.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Date optional
Quote quote

A quote from the judgment

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional