Keycite Citing References Bibliography

KeyCite Status Flags

KeyCite is West's citation research service, which helps you determine whether your case, statute, administrative decision, or federal regulation is good law and find cases and other sources that cite it. A red or yellow flag, blue H, or green C at the top of a displayed document or in your KeyCite result indicates that KeyCite information is available for the associated document.

In cases and administrative decisions, a red flag warns that the case or administrative decision is no longer good law for at least one of the points of law it contains. In statutes and regulations, a red flag indicates that the statute or regulation has been amended by a recent session law or rule, repealed, superseded, or held unconstitutional or preempted in whole or in part.

In cases and administrative decisions, a yellow flag warns that the case or administrative decision has some negative history but hasn’t been reversed or overruled. In statutes and regulations, a yellow flag indicates that the statute has been renumbered or transferred by a recent session law; that an uncodified session law or pending legislation affecting the statute is available (statutes merely referenced, i.e., mentioned, are not marked with a yellow flag); that the regulation has been reinstated, corrected, or confirmed; that the statute or regulation was limited on constitutional or preemption grounds or its validity was otherwise called into doubt; or that a prior version of the statute or regulation received negative treatment from a court.

In cases and administrative decisions, a blue H indicates that the case or administrative decision has some history.
In cases and administrative decisions, a green C indicates that the case or administrative decision has citing references but no direct history or negative citing references. In statutes and regulations, a green C indicates that the statute or regulation has citing references.

Click the KeyCite status flag next to the citation or in the document header to access KeyCite information for that document.

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Checking a Document in KeyCite

KeyCite is the citation research service from West. Using KeyCite, you can quickly determine whether a case, statute, administrative decision, or federal regulation is good law and find cases and other sources that cite it.

To check a document in KeyCite, do one of the following:

The KeyCite result for the document you requested is displayed. When applicable, KeyCite status flags are displayed next to documents in the KeyCite result. You can click these flags to view the KeyCite results for those documents also. See KeyCite Status Flags for details.

Note: If you are having charges for this service billed to your Westlaw account, your KeyCite results are displayed in westlaw.com.

To view the full text of a document in your KeyCite result, click its hypertext link.

From your KeyCite result you can do the following:

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KeyCite Status Flags
Finding a Document
Viewing Citing References from a Case Headnote

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