Linking to legal resources

We've made it easy to link Wex articles to a rich collection of legal resources outside of Wex itself. Here are instructions for a number of commonly-used outside collections and resources. If you know of other, stable collections of legal information on the Web that you think Wex authors might be interested in, please let us know.

Linking instructions for commonly-used legal resources

Wex articles

Link to wex articles by name, using double brackets and the prefix "wex". For example, a link to this page would look like: [[wex:linking to legal resources]]

United States Code

You need to know the Title and section that you wish to link to. A link to section 402 of Title 42 would look like this: [[ USC:42:402 ]].

You may also do so-called "supersection" links. These link to the table of contents of a subtitle, part, subpart, chapter, or subchapter. A link to Chapter 7 of Title 11 would look like this: [[USC:11:chapter7]]. Note that only the words subtitle, part, subpart, chapter, and subchapter will work, and that there can be no whitespace separating the (eg.) chapter from its number.

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[[[USC:42:402|Section 402 of Title 42]]]], which creates a link like this: Section 402 of Title 42.

Links are to the LII version of the US Code.

United States Supreme Court

You need to know the official (US Reports) cite of the case that you wish to link to. A link to Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty, 272 U.S. 365, would look like this: [[USR:272:365]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[USR:272:365|Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty]], which creates a link like this: Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty.

A link constructed in this way will take you to the case as it is found in the LII's Supreme Court Collection. We have all cases since 1991 and 650 or more important cases from the Court's history. If the case is not available from the LII, the viewer will be presented with a list of locations where the case may be viewed.

We ask that you NOT put the texts of entire Supreme Court opinions into Wex. If there is need for a case, please contact the editors.

Uniform Commercial Code

You need to know the Article and section that you wish to link to. A link to section 4-110, Electronic Presentment, would look like this: [[UCC:4:110]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[UCC:4:110|Electronic Presentment]], which creates a link like this: Electronic Presentment.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

You need to know the rule number that you wish to link to. A link to Rule 41, Dismissal of Actions, would look like this: [[FRCP:41]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[FRCP:41|Dismissal of actions]], which creates a link like this: Dismissal of actions.

Federal Rules of Evidence

You need to know the rule number that you wish to link to. A link to Rule 105, Limited Admissibility, would look like this: [[FRE:105]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[FRE:105|Limited Admissibility]], which creates a link like this: Limited Admissibility.

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

You need to know the rule number that you wish to link to. A link to Rule 12.3, Notice of a Public-Authority Defense, would look like this: [[FRCRMP:12.3]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[FRCRMP:12.3|Notice of a Public-Authority Defense]], which creates a link like this: Notice of a Public-Authority Defense.

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

You need to know the rule number that you wish to link to. A link to Rule 1016, Death or Incompetency of Debtor, would look like this: [[FRBP:1016]].

As with all other Wex links, you can substitute your own link text using a so-called "piped" link of the form [[FRBP:1016|Death or Incompetency of Debtor]], which creates a link like this: Death or Incompetency of Debtor.

Citation

See Martin's Introduction to Basic Legal Citation