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Turabian Style Citation Examples: Gov't/legal

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Government publication

Reports and Documents

(Section 17.11.2.2, p. 215, 9th edition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[ Turabian Citation Example for a Government Publication ]

       NOTES

       1. Energy and Commerce Committee, Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013, 113th Cong., 2nd sess., 2014,  HR Rep. 113-580, pt. 1, 1-7.
      2. Energy and Commerce Committee, Employee Health Care Protection Act, 60.

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Debates

(Section 17.11.2.1, p. 215, 9th edition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

US Congress. Congressional Record. 113th Cong, 1st sess., 2013. Vol. 159, no. 172.

       NOTES

      1. Cong. Rec., 113th Cong, 1st sess., 2013, Vol. 159, no. 172: H7510. 

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Bills and Resolutions

(Section 17.11.2.3, p. 215, 9th edition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

US Congress. House. Indian Trust Asset Reform Act. HR. 812, 114th Cong., 2nd sess., Congressional Record 162, daily ed. (February 24, 2016): H879-H884.

NOTES

        1. Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, HR. 812, 114th Cong., 2nd sess., Congressional Record, vol. 162, daily ed.  (February 24, 2016): H881.

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Hearings

(Section 17.11.2.4, p. 216, 9th edition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

US Congress. Senate. The Agricultural Act of 2014 Implementation After One Year and Farm Credit  Administration Pending Nominations: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. 114th  Cong., 2nd sess., February 24, 2015.

NOTES

      1. The Agricultural Act of 2014 Implementation After One Year and Farm Credit Administration Pending Nominations: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, S. Hrg. 114-145, 114th Cong., 2nd sess., February 24, 2015, 10-15.
      2. The Agricultural Act of 2014, 15.   

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Government Departments and Agencies

(Section 17.11.4, p. 217, 9th edition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

US Department of Justice. Civil Rights Division. Disability Rights Section. ADA Guide for Small Towns: A Guide For Small Local Governments, Rural Counties, April 2000. 

NOTES

      1US Department of Justice, ADA Guide for Small Towns: A Guide For Small Local Governments, Rural Counties, April 2000. 

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Case law

Generally, sources that can be omitted from a bibliography include newspaper articles, abstracts, brief reports, interviews, personal communications, blogs, social network postings, the US Constitution, and legal cases.  See Turabian manual, section 16.2.3 (p. 160)  for extensive list and information about items crucial to your argument. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[ Example ]
NOTES

      1. New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 US 713 (1971).

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