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     15-26A-69.1.   Citation of official opinions of the Supreme Court. (1) The initial citation of any published opinion of the Supreme Court released prior to January 1, 1996, in a brief, memorandum, or other document filed with the court and the citation in the table of cases in a brief shall include a reference to the volume and page number of the South Dakota Reports or North Western Reporter in which the opinion is published. Subsequent citations within the brief, document, or memorandum shall include the page number and sufficient references to identify the initial citation.
             (2)      The initial citation of any published opinion of the Supreme Court released on or after January 1, 1996, in a brief, memorandum, or other document filed with the court and the citation in the table of cases in a brief shall include a reference to the calendar year in which the decision was announced, the court designation of "S.D.", and a sequential number assigned by the clerk of the Supreme Court. Citation to specific portions of the opinion shall be made to the paragraph number assigned by the clerk of the Supreme Court. A paragraph citation should be placed immediately following the sequential number assigned to the case. Subsequent citations within the brief, document, or memorandum shall include the paragraph number and sufficient references to identify the initial citation.
     When available, initial citations shall include the volume and initial page number of the North Western Reporter in which the opinion is published.

Source: SL 1996, ch 312 (Supreme Court Rule 95-13); SL 2011, ch 229 (Supreme Court Rule 10-05), eff. Aug. 30, 2010.


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