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APA Style (7th ed.): Legal Resources

Citing Statutes & US/State Constitutions

Reference List: 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 (2004). 

Minnesota Nurse Practice Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 148-171-285 (2010). 

Anti-Phishing Act, S. 472, 109th Cong. (2005). 

Anti-Phishing Act, H.R. 1099, 109th Cong. (2005) 

Mass. Const. pt. 1, art. XV. 

U.S. Const., amend. XIV, § 1. 


In-Text Citations: 

(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004) 

The Anti-Phishing Act (2005) proposed up to 5 years prison time for people running Internet scams. 

Freedom of assembly is guaranteed by Mass. Const. pt. 1, art. XV. 

Equal protection of the law is a constitutional right (U.S. Const. art. XIV, § 1). 

Citing Legal Cases

For APA 7th, you may cite the case without a URL. The citation will be standard across format (paper, online, or database).


Reference List:

DeLuna v. State, 711 S.W.2d 44, 1986 Tex. Crim. App.

DeLuna v. Guynes Printing Co., 884 S.W.2d 206, 1994 Tex. App.

Kahler v. Kansas, 140 S. Ct. 1021, 206 L. Ed. 2d 312, 2020


In-Text Citations:

(DeLuna v. State, 1986)

(DeLuna v. Guynes Printing Co., 1994)

(Kahler v. Kansas, 2020)


For more information, see an excellent guide on citing legal materials at Lynn University Library

Tip: If you use a library database like Nexis Uni to find the case, the citation will be generated there for you including the abbreviations.

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