Bouncing and E-Bouncing: The End of the Citational Footnote?

26 Appellate Advocate 409 (Summer 2014)

12 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2014

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Elana Einhorn

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Date Written: August 28, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne and Einhorn, Elana, Bouncing and E-Bouncing: The End of the Citational Footnote? (August 28, 2014). 26 Appellate Advocate 409 (Summer 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2488638

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

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United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.utexas.edu/law

Elana Einhorn

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States

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