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Chicago Citation Style Guide: Legal and Public Documents

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, rules for formatting citations using the Author/Date and Footnote/Endnote Bibliography styles.

Legal and Public Documents

Material Type           Footnote/Endnote              Bibliography                                                        
U.S. Supreme Court decisions Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, 555 U.S. 460, 465 (2009).

Court cases are not included in the Bibliography.

Other courts decisions       Jackson v. Florida, No. SC18-1531 (Fla. June 13, 2019).

Court cases are not included in the Bibliography.

Constitutions   U.S. Const. amend. XIX.

Public documents are not included in the Bibliography.

Laws and statutes

Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-127, 126 Stat. 370 (2012).

Laws and statutes are not included in the Bibliography.
Government documents U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, A Guide to Naturalization (Nov. 2016), 10. https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/M-476.pdf.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. A Guide to Naturalization. Nov. 2016. https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/M-476.pdf.