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ERRATA – GENERAL CHANGES

August 11, 2014
The new e-Supplement is current as of August 2014. It includes the new features released late in September of 2014 for Lexis Advance. In addition, it teaches strategies for using WestlawNext, now the required platform for Westlaw, infused with ideas for how to retain the advantages of Westlaw Classic, which has now been retired. We recommend that you use the e-Supplement in lieu of the printed supplement as you work with the 5th edition.

All citation references throughout the main workbook and the supplement are to the 18th edition of The Bluebook and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual. To stay current in the use of legal citations, it is recommended that, instead, you use the 19th ed. of The Bluebook or the 4th edition of the ALWD Citation Manual (now called the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation).

In addition, for a current introduction to the use of citators (updating tools) in legal research it is recommended that you download and print the following replacement pages for the existing workbook and use these new pages in place of those that are presently there:

(1) For the Common Law Assignment (Part B(2) beginning on p. 78 in Assignment 1 of Sequence of Assignments 1 and Part B(2) beginning on p. 273 in Assignment 4 of Sequence of Assignments 2), replace all of Section B(2) with these pages: Common Law Citators Update

(2) For the State Statutory Assignment (Part D beginning on p. 111 in Assignment 3 of Sequence of Assignments 1 and Part D beginning on p. 194 in Assignment 1 of Sequence of Assignments 2), replace all of Section D with these pages: State Statutes Citator Update

(3) For the Federal Statutory Assignment (Part C beginning on p. 136 of Sequence of Assignments 1 and Part C beginning on p. 273 in Assignment 2 of Sequence of Assignments 2), replace all of Section C with these pages: Federal Statutes Citator Update



August 13, 2011

The following minor changes (posted in 2008) have now been superceded by the changes immediately above that were posted on August 11, 2014. The changes below involved using Keycite on Westlaw to update statutory research, both state and federal statutes. At that time, this change should have been made in two different assignments for each sequence, as indicated below. This errata notation has been preserved here for teachers who opt for their own teaching goals not to use the completely up-to-date substitute pages that were set out above in August of 2014. If you are using the substitute pages above, you no longer not need to worry about the changes below.

Sequence 1 (Problem Sets A, B, C, D, & E)
Assignment Sheet 3
Researching State Statutes, p.113

STEP #6: Click on the “Citing References” link on the left side of your screen. The cases that have cited your statute will appear in a list. If you see a blue “H” to the left of one of these cases, that status letter indicates that there is direct history (previous or subsequent action) of that case but it is not known to be negative. If you see a green “C” to the left of a case on that list, that status letter indicates that there are citing references (other cases citing this case) but no direct history or negative citing references of this case. Keycite does not provide any additional depth of treatment coverage for statutes as you might have noticed when updating case law.


Sequence 1 (Problem Sets A, B, C, D, & E)
Assignment Sheet 4
Researching Federal Law, p.138

STEP #6: Click on the “Citing References” link on the left side of your screen. The cases that have cited your statute will appear in a list. If you see a blue “H” to the left of one of these cases, that status letter indicates that there is direct history (previous or subsequent action) of that case but it is not known to be negative. If you see a green “C” to the left of a case on that list, that status letter indicates that there are citing references (other cases citing this case) but no direct history or negative citing references of this case. Keycite does not provide any additional depth of treatment coverage for statutes as you might have noticed when updating case law.


Sequence 2 (Problem Sets F, G, H, I, & J)
Assignment Sheet 1
Researching State Statutes, p.196

STEP #6: Click on the “Citing References” link on the left side of your screen. The cases that have cited your statute will appear in a list. If you see a blue “H” to the left of one of these cases, that status letter indicates that there is direct history (previous or subsequent action) of that case but it is not known to be negative. If you see a green “C” to the left of a case on that list, that status letter indicates that there are citing references (other cases citing this case) but no direct history or negative citing references of this case. Keycite does not provide any additional depth of treatment coverage for statutes as you might have noticed when updating case law.


Sequence 2 (Problem Sets F, G, H, I, & J)
Assignment Sheet 2
Researching Federal Law, p.222

STEP #6: Click on the “Citing References” link on the left side of your screen. The cases that have cited your statute will appear in a list. If you see a blue “H” to the left of one of these cases, that status letter indicates that there is direct history (previous or subsequent action) of that case but it is not known to be negative. If you see a green “C” to the left of a case on that list, that status letter indicates that there are citing references (other cases citing this case) but no direct history or negative citing references of this case. Keycite does not provide any additional depth of treatment coverage for statutes as you might have noticed when updating case law.

 
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