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How to use this template[edit]

This template is used to cite the United States Reports, which are the official record of the rulings, orders, case tables, and other proceeding of the Supreme Court of the United States. This template provides the citation number, date, and a clickable link to look up the case opinion cited.

Usage: {{Ussclinker | volume | page | year }}
Usage: {{Ussclinker | volume | page | year | reporter | reporter volume }}

Mandatory fields

  • Volume is the first number of the case citation, refering to the volume in which the case is found.
  • Page is the second number, refering to the page in the volume on which the case syllabus begins.
  • Year is the year the case decision was announced.

This is usually included after naming a case, such as: w:Quality King Distributors, Inc. v. L'anza Research International, Inc. {{Ussclinker|523|135|1998}}.

Optional fields

  • Source allows the wiki-editor to direct a reader to the text of any opinion posted to the web. See details below. If using this option, place it first within with template parameters.
    • Casename a sub-optional field, and is used only when pointing readers to the case opinion posted to Wikisource. Enter the name of the of the name as entitled on Wikisource.
  • Reporter denotes the last name of the reporter publishing the Supreme Court's opinions. This citation system was used before the United States Reports were commenced. The United States included the volumes of the named reporters in the United States Reports, numbering them sequentially; thus, the actual first volume of the United States Reports was Volume 91. If you use this field, use of the Reporter Volume field is mandatory.
  • Reporter volume denotes the volume of the named reporter. If you use this field, use of the Reporter field is mandatory.
  • Pin is the pincite/pinpoint feature. Use it to denote the exact page on which cited text may be found.

For example:

Marbury v. Madison {{Ussclinker|5|103|1803|Cranch|1}} is displayed Marbury v. Madison 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 103 (1803).
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer {{Ussclinker|source=f|343|579|1952|pin=635}}, (Jackson, J. concurring) is displayed Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer 343 U.S. 579, 635 (1952), (Jackson, J. concurring).

To use this template, include this macro generally after the name of the case, as in the following examples.

If you were coding the following example, you might write

While the Canadian case of R. v. Morgentaler [1993] 3 S.C.R. 463, is considered equivalent to the U.S. case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), it is usually considered closer to Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973).

and code it as

While the Canadian case of ''[[R. v. Morgentaler]]'' [1993] 3 S.C.R. 463, is considered equivalent to the U.S. case of ''[[Roe v. Wade]]'', 410 U.S. 113 (1973), it is usually considered closer to ''[[Doe v. Bolton]]'', 410 U.S. 179 (1973).

and instead, code it as follows:

While the Canadian case of ''[[R. v. Morgentaler]]'' [1993] 3 S.C.R. 463, is considered equivalent to the U.S. case of ''[[Roe v. Wade]]'', {{Ussclinker|410|113|1973}}, it is usually considered closer to ''[[Doe v. Bolton]]'' , {{Ussclinker|410|179|1973}}.

which will display as

While the Canadian case of R. v. Morgentaler [1993] 3 S.C.R. 463, is considered equivalent to the U.S. case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), it is usually considered closer to Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973).

Which makes the court case number a clickable link allowing someone to read the actual case.

Source selection[edit]

The full text source to which the template links can be selected with the optional Source parameter. The options are:

Because Wikisource requires a link to the case name, you must also use the Casename parameter. Example uses are shown below.

default
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|410|113|1973}}
altlaw
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|source=a|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|source=a|410|113|1973}}
justia
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|source=j|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|source=j|410|113|1973}}
findlaw
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|source=f|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|source=f|410|113|1973}}
openjurist
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|source=o|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|source=o|410|113|1973}}
wikipedia
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) {{Ussclinker|source=w|casename=Marbury v. Madison|5|137|1803|Cranch|1}}
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) {{Ussclinker|source=w|casename=Roe v. Wade|410|113|1973}}