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The Right to Cite: Why Fair and Accountable Courts Should Abandon No-Citation Rules

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice

Author(s): Jessie Allen

Funder(s): Joyce Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Open Society Institute

Funder(s): Joyce Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Open Society Institute

Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Justice (Courts and judicial power)

Keywords: Democracy; Fair Courts; Independence & Accountability

Type: Report

Abstract:

This publication offers a critical analysis of no-citation rules currently in effect in several federal circuits and in many state courts. It also provides both constitutional and policy arguments why the U.S. Judicial Conference should adopt proposed Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 32.1, mandating open citation.