United States District Court District of South Dakota

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ORDER

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA

IN RE: THE CITATION OF DISTRICT COURT OPINIONS

Effective October 1, 1996

Standing Order

After consideration of a proposal for the adoption of an order governing the citation of District Court opinions for the District of South Dakota, it is hereby

ORDERED that the initial citation of any published opinion of the District Court released prior to October 1, 1996, in a brief, memorandum, or other document filed with the Court and the citation in the table of cases in a brief shall include a reference to the volume and page number of the Federal Supplement in which the opinion is published. Subsequent citations within the brief, document, or memorandum shall include the page number and sufficient references to identify the initial citation.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the initial citation of any published opinion of the District Court released on or after October 1, 1996, in a brief, memorandum, or other document filed with the Court and the citation in the table of cases in a brief shall include a reference to the calendar year in which the decision was announced, the Court designation of "DSD" and a sequential number assigned by the District Court. A paragraph citation should be placed immediately following the sequential number assigned to the case. Subsequent citations within the brief, document, or memorandum shall include the paragraph number and sufficient references to identify the initial citation.

When available, initial citations shall include the volume and initial page number of the Federal Supplement in which the opinion is published.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall become effective on the first day of October, 1996.

BY THE COURT:
RICHARD H. BATTEY
Chief Judge
LAWRENCE L. PIERSOL
CHARLES B. KORNMANN
United States District Judges