Quick Reference Guide for Florida Practitioners Using The Bluebook and Rule 9.800

Winter 2014

By Susan W. Fox

 

Florida Cases:
Supreme Court: Fenelon v. State, 594 So. 2d 292 (Fla. 1992)

District Court of Appeal: Sotolongo v. State, 530 So. 2d 514 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988)

Circuit Court: Whidden v. Frances, 27 Fla. Supp. 80 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. 1966)

County Court: State v. Alvarez, 42 Fla. Supp. 83 (Fla. Dade Cty. Ct. 1975)

Florida Cases Not in Official Reporter:
Traylor v. State, 17 Fla. L. Weekly S42 (Fla. Jan. 16, 1992)

If Florida Law Weekly is not available: Medina v. State, No. SC00-280 (Fla. Mar. 14, 2002); Fleming v. State, No. 1D01-2734 (Fla. 1st DCA Mar. 6, 2002)

Federal Cases:

United States Supreme Court: Sansone v. United States, 380 U.S. 343 (1965) Federal Courts of Appeals: Gulf Oil Corp. v. Bivins, 276 F.2d 753 (5th Cir. 1960)

Federal District Courts: Pugh v. Rainwater, 332 F. Supp. 1107 (S.D. Fla. 1971)

Federal Cases Not in Official Reporter:

Wasko v. Dugger, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D183 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 2, 1991)

Electronic Database Case Citations (Westlaw, Lexis):

Cases in Electronic Databases: docket number, database identifier, electron- ic report number, at star page number and full date: Charlesworth v. Mack, No. 2D05-01234, 2006 WL 47632, at *2 (Fla. 2d DCA Sept. 7, 2006)

Florida Constitution:

Art. V, § 3(b) (3), Fla. Const.

Florida Statutes:

350.34, Fla. Stat. (2005); or, Ch. 74-177, § 5 at 473, Laws of Fla.

United States Constitution.

Art. IV, § 2, cl. 2, U.S. Const. or Amend. V, U.S. Const.

Federal Statutes

Entire law: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601–9675 (2006)

Individual statute: Administrative Procedure Act § 6, 5 U.S.C. § 555 (2006)

Other Authorities:

Book: Philip J. Padovano, Florida Appellate Practice § 1.1 (2014 ed.)

Law Review: Jon Mills, Sex, Lies and Genetic Testing: What Are Your Rights to Privacy in Florida, 48 U. Fla. L. Rev. 813 (1996)

Newspaper Article: Andrew Rosenthal, White House Tutors Kremlin in How a Presidency Works, N.Y. Times, June 15, 1990, at A1

Special forms for frequently cited works:

Black’s Law Dictionary 712 (9th ed. 2009)

17 Am. Jur. 2d Contracts § 74 (1964) 88 C.J.S. Trial§ 192 (1955)

Florida Administrative Rules and Regulations:

Fla. Admin. Code R. 62D-2.014

Federal Administrative Rules and Regulations

7 C.F.R. § 319.76 (1999)

Short Form Citations:

Cases: Palsgraf, 162 N.E. at 100 or 162 N.E. at 100 or Id. at 100

Other Authorities: Padovano, supra at § 16.2

Internet Citations:

(1) name of the author(s) (if applicable); (2) title of the specific page of website,(italics or underlined); (3) title of the main page of website; (4) date and time (omit when source not updated daily, or no time is listed); and (5) URL

Eric Posner, More on Section 7 of the Torture Convention, The Volokh Conspiracy (Jan. 29, 2009, 10:04 AM), http://www.volokh.com/ posts/1233241458.shtml

Ashby Jones, Activists, Research Facilities Taking Disclosure Battles to the Courts, Wall St. J. L. Blog (Feb. 26, 2009, 9:40 AM), http://blogs.wsj.com/ law/2009/02/26/activists-research-facilities-taking-disclosure-battles-to-the-courts

Daily Kos (Jan. 19, 2009), http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/18/235223/489/683/685802 Yahoo! Home Page, http://www.yahoo.com (last visited Dec. 10, 2005)

Florida Administrative Decisions:

Decisions posted on the Division of Administrative Hearings’ website: Big Bend Hospice, Inc. v. Agency for Health Care Administration, Case No. 01–4415 CON (Fla. DOAH Nov. 7, 2002; Fla. AHCA Apr. 8, 2003)

Decisions not posted on the DOAH website but reported in the Florida Administrative Law Reports: Insurance Co. v. Dep’t of Ins., 2 F.A.L.R. 648–A (Fla. Dep’t of Ins. 1980).

Florida Public Employees Relations Commission: Indian River Educ. Ass’n v. School Board, 4 F.P.E.R. 4262 (1978)

Florida Public Service Commission:

In Re Application for Approval of Transfer, 89 F.P.S.C. 11:5 (1989)

For orders that are not posted on the DOAH website or reported in one of the above reporters: In re Town of Inglis Petition for Waiver, Final Order No. 07–0590 (Fla. DEP Apr. 12, 2007) (available from the agency clerk)

Most Common Florida Rules.

Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.180

Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.110

Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.850

Fla. Prob. R. 5.120

Fla. Sm. Cl. R. 7.070

Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.070

Fla. R. App. P. 9.100

Fla. Fam. L. R. P. 12.010

Regulating Fla. Bar 4-1.10

Fla. Std. Jury Instr. (Civ.) 601.4