Template:Cite court/sandbox

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Litigant v. Other Litigant.

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Usage[edit]

Copy a blank version to use. All fields must be lowercase.

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{{cite court |litigants= |vol= |reporter= |opinion= |pinpoint= |court= |date= |url= |accessdate= |quote=}}
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{{cite court
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Examples[edit]

  • {{cite court/sandbox |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 |access-date=July 30, 2016 |quote=As such, we hold it unconstitutional.}}
  • Parker v. D.C., 478 F.3d 370, 401 (D.C. Cir. 2007). Retrieved July 30, 2016. "As such, we hold it unconstitutional."

Parameters[edit]

Parameters are optional except where noted

litigants 
Required. List of litigants, often shortened, as in "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, e.g.: [[Case article|This v. That]]. Note: The standard in legal case citations is "v.", not "vs." or "versus".
vol 
Volume of the reporter (law report book). Must not be individually linked (will be spanned by the URL provided in the url parameter).
reporter 
The standard abbreviation for whatever reporter is being referenced; i.e., "U.S." for the U.S. Supreme Court's "United States Reports". Must not be individually linked (will be spanned by the URL provided in the url parameter).
opinion 
The opinion number, often the page number for the case. Must not be individually linked (will be spanned by the URL provided in the url parameter).
pinpoint 
Identifies a citation pinpoint, a specific part of a decision, typically by page or paragraph number. May be given as an external link (e.g. |opinion=[http://www.example.com/path/file#anchor 170]) if it is more specific than the link to the main case page given with the url parameter.
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 the value of court to appear, the date parameter must also be filled. Note: This parameter also should likely not be optional.
date 
The year or full date in which the court rendered its decision.
url 
A webpage with the full text, or at least a detailed abstract, of the case. For example, for a U.S. Supreme Court case, the URL at FindLaw will be of the form:
     http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol=volume&page=page
If a paywall would block most readers' access to it, this should be noted with {{Subscription required}} after the {{Cite court}} template and before the </ref>.
access-date 
The date that you verified the source, not the date of the case.