Bluebooking refers to the process of editing and checking the form of legal citations to comply with the Bluebook's provisions for the legal citation standards. The Bluebook, formally known as The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, is a style guide that sets forth the most widely used legal citation system in the United States, i. e., how U.S. legal documents are cited in legal memoranda, court documents, and law journals. It is used by most U.S. law schools and federal courts, and thus is prevalent among law students and professionals.
See: Order of signals and Order of authorities.
See generally: Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
[Last updated in July of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]