Citing to the SCDB
To cite to the Supreme Court Database, please employ the following: Harold J. Spaeth, Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Jeffrey A. Segal, Theodore J. Ruger, and Sara C. Benesh. 2016 Supreme Court Database, Version 2015 Release 03. URL: http://Supremecourtdatabase.org
Please be sure to include the specific Version Number; e.g., 'Version 2015 Release 03' in your citation as this will indicate the particular version of the database being employed at the time of your reference. This matter is of great importance as the database will be updated with newly announced decisions, corrections, and the addition of new data for existing cases.
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