- Citation of Unpublished Opinions in Illinois
- Rule 23 (Illinois Supreme Court) states that the Court (including the Appellate Court) may designate a disposition as an order, in which case it will not appear in the official or unofficial reports, and cannot be cited as precedent.
- Citations in Illinois
- Rule 6 (Illinois Supreme Court) states the rule for what must be included in a citation for cases cited to the court: "Citation of Illinois cases shall be to the official reports, but the citation to the North Eastern Reporter and/or the Illinois Decisions may be added."
- Citation to Unpublished Cases in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
- The Seventh Circuit is one of four federal circuits that prohibit citing to unpublished opinions, except for limited purposes in related cases. However, Seventh Circuit Rule 53(e) provides that no unpublished opinion or order of any court may be cited in the Seventh Circuit if citation is prohibited in the rendering court.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Research Tip - Citation of Unpublished Opinions
Today's Research Tip is from Advanced Electronic Legal Research class. Prof. James Duggan answers a question that we hear frequently at the reference desk: Can I cite to an unpublished opinion?