Rule B.3: Pinpoint Citations (“Pincites”)
B.3(a): Pincites in General
All citations must include a pinpoint citation (“pincite”). However, there are three general exceptions:
- When using a “see generally” signal, a pincite is appropriate only where, upon reviewing the source, it appears that a more specific section(s) of the source would be helpful. For example, if pages 189–97 of an article provide particularly helpful background information, include a pincite to those pages. If the entire article is helpful background, do not include a pincite.
- A pincite is not needed when the author simply cites to the case itself, rather than a particular proposition in the case.
- A pinpoint citation is not required if it is a full citation (minus the case name) following the first textual mention of the case name.
B.3(b): Using Supra and Infra with Pincites
|CORRECT:||See Shapiro, supra note 2, at 122.|