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Librarian
03-05-2012, 4:39 PM
Just a usage note...

This morning, HowardW56 posted
MARYLAND HANDGUN REGULATION STATUTE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

I edited that to be
MARYLAND HANDGUN REGULATION STATUTE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL (Woollard v Sheridan)

Court cases have plaintiffs and defendants, listed in that order. So, we get 'Heller vs DC' and 'McDonald v Chicago'.

The plaintiff/defendant pair is the way cases usually get known.

SO:

If you want to post on a case, find that plaintiff/defendant pair. Put it in your thread title.

THEN

Look for other posts with that plaintiff/defendant pair in the title.

If you find one, someone has beaten you to the post!

Sometimes that pairing is a bit long; the Colorado case also released this morning has a plaintiff/defendant list of Petitioners:
The Regents of the University of Colorado;
Stephen Ludwig, in his official capacity as Regent;
Joseph Neguse, in his official capacity as Regent;
Monisha Merchant, in her official capacity as Regent;
Michael Carrigan, in his official capacity as Regent;
Tom Lucero, in his official capacity as Regent;
Steve Bosley, in his official capacity as Regent;
Kyle Hybl, in his official capacity as Regent;
James Geddes, in his official capacity as Regent;
Tilman Bishop, in his official capacity as Regent;
Jim Spice, in his official capacity as Chief of Campus Police, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs;
Pam Shockley-Zalabak, in her official capacity as Chancellor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs;
Doug Abraham, in his official capacity as Chief of Campus Police, University of Colorado Denver; and
M. Roy Wilson, in his official capacity as Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver,
v.
Respondents:
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, LLC, a Texas limited liability company; Martha Altman; Eric Mote; and John Davis.
I can't predict how someone would choose to abbreviate that list; maybe 'Univ Colorado v Students for Concealed Carry'?

taperxz
03-05-2012, 4:46 PM
Thanks Libarian! But what will you do now that everyone gets it right?:confused::p

Monte
03-05-2012, 4:47 PM
Just a usage note...

This morning, HowardW56 posted
MARYLAND HANDGUN REGULATION STATUTE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

I edited that to be
MARYLAND HANDGUN REGULATION STATUTE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL (Woollard v Sheridan)

Court cases have plaintiffs and defendants, listed in that order. So, we get 'Heller vs DC' and 'McDonald v Chicago'.

The plaintiff/defendant pair is the way cases usually get known.

SO:

If you want to post on a case, find that plaintiff/defendant pair. Put it in your thread title.

THEN

Look for other posts with that plaintiff/defendant pair in the title.

If you find one, someone has beaten you to the post!

Sometimes that pairing is a bit long; the Colorado case also released this morning has a plaintiff/defendant list of
I can't predict how someone would choose to abbreviate that list; maybe 'Univ Colorado v Students for Concealed Carry'?

Isn't it usually the first-named plaintiff that the case is named after? Or would that not apply here?

Librarian
03-05-2012, 4:52 PM
Isn't it usually the first-named plaintiff that the case is named after? Or would that not apply here?

Depends on what survives, sometimes; 'Heller' started out as 'Parker'.

For Woolard/Sheridan, it is the first-named, in the opinionRAYMOND WOOLLARD, et al. Plaintiffs
v. TERRENCE SHERIDAN, et al.
Defendants