Bouncing and E-Bouncing: The End of the Citational Footnote?
26 Appellate Advocate 409 (Summer 2014)
12 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 28, 2014
This article describes a recent article in which Bryan Garner recommends citational footnotes. The authors discuss a common criticism of citational footnotes (readers have to bounce down to the footnotes to see the authorities) and Garner's response (place key information about the authorities in the text). The authors note that few citational footnoters implement Garner's recommendation about in-text information -- probably because it's difficult -- and conclude that unless you're going to provide in-text information, you should avoid citational footnotes.
Keywords: brief, judicial opinion, citation, footnote, citational footnote
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