View Full Version : how to cite laws in APA format?
07-02-2008, 01:06 AM
ok all...so i'm new to the APA format.
all through high school and undergrad i've only done MLA. so since starting grad school, they have me do APA format. i think i've gotten the hang of it...but if somebody can direct me on how to cite a state law, that would be great.
i wanna cite http://primary98.sos.ca.gov/VoterGuide/Propositions/227text.htm article 2 section 305. hrm...how do i do that in APA format?!?
again...thank you all in advance...you G|A people are all so smart.
07-02-2008, 07:56 AM
Hey, so I was going to reply that I only know bluebook format -- but this page ( http://www.lib.wsc.ma.edu/legalapa.htm )makes it sound like APA uses bluebook when it comes to legal citations. How handy! Trust but verify.
Was that proposition enacted? I'm not sure how to cite it if it's proposed but not enacted.
07-02-2008, 02:28 PM
it was enacted june 3 1998
07-07-2008, 12:15 AM
If they follow Bluebook, and you cited the actual code, then it looks to be:
Cal. Educ. Code § 300 (West YEAR)
Cal. Educ. Code § 300 (Deering YEAR)
depending on which authoritative source you cite, the West or the Deering (Lexis) compilation. The "§ 300" bit should be changed if you're citing more than one of those sections that you linked (305, 310, etc). And use two "§", i.e. "§§ 300, 305" if citing to multiple ones.
08-25-2010, 02:21 PM
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