The other day I walked into my office after lunch and was excited to find that someone had placed a brand new 20th edition of the Bluebook guide to legal citation on my desk. I realize that I may be revealing some major nerdiness admitting to that.
I’ve always had a love – hate relationship with the Bluebook. It can be so darn cryptic sometimes that you just feel great when you figure out how exactly to cite some obscure legal document. Or, more likely, you make a solid educated guess. There is a certain logic to the madness that, as I tell students, does come easier with time.