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§ 6-200. Citations and Related Text [BB|ALWD]

Principle 1: While footnote citation is the norm for law journal and treatise writing, citations in memoranda, briefs, and judicial opinions are more commonly integrated with the text «e.g.». Further as more and more readers have taken to viewing these forms of professional writing on electronic devices, many with screens that hold less than a conventional printed page, the comparative utility of having citations immediately adjacent to the text they support has grown.

Principle 2: Under most circumstances citations should take the form of citation sentences, beginning with capital letters and ending with periods, directly following the sentence they support or the quotation they identify «e.g.». When a citation or citations relate to a portion of a sentence they should be embedded in the sentence as a citation clause, set off by commas, directly following that portion «e.g.».

Principle 3: Multiple citations whether within a citation sentence or a citation clause are set off from one another with semi-colons «e.g.».

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