Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Arkansas considers treatment of all unpublished opinions as precedent, mandate Bluebook

The Arkansas Supreme Court is considering a proposal from its Civil Practice Committee to amend the court rule governing citation of judicial opinions. Under current rules, citation to unpublished opinions is prohibited. The new rule will treat all opinions by the Arkansas Supreme Court or the Arkansas Court of Appeals as precedential, regardless whether they are published. The proposal also would mandate citation according to the latest edition of the Bluebook. Comments regarding the proposal are invited no later than August 1, 2007; they should be addressed to Mr. Leslie W. Steen, Clerk, Supreme Court of Arkansas, Attn: Civil Procedure Rules, Justice Building, 625 Marshall
Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Hat tip: Jessie Wallace Burchfield

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Any information on the reason for the move to the Bluebook? What had the rule been? I love the Bluebook, and I'm always looking for proof that courts prefer the use of the Bluebook to other citation guides.

Posted by: Kevin Eberle | Jun 1, 2007 5:29:22 PM

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