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Federal Court Brief Cites to 'Tweet' From a Professor

Tweet Via the Legal Writing Prof Blog I learned that in a brief filed earlier this week in federal court in Illinois, plaintiffs cited a "tweet" by Professor Adam Winkler (@adamwinkler). As discussed by Josh Blackman's Blog, in a case involving a ban of guns within city limits, the defendants referred the court to the work of noted UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler relating to standards of review. Plaintiffs responded that defendants'

reliance is badly misplaced. Regardless of whether the cited article truly reflects the City’s position, it predates Heller’s rejection of rational basis, and McDonald’s finding that the Second Amendment secures a fundamental right, as well as the Seventh Circuit’s opinions applying intermediate review.1 But notably, Prof. Winkler agrees that Chicago’s range ban is unconstitutional: “Reasonable gun control is one thing, this another. Chicago requires 1 hour on range for handgun permit but bars ranges.”, Aug. 16, 2010, 3:18 p.m. (citation omitted) (last visited Sept. 26, 2010).

Take that defendants! You have been rebuked by a tweet!

Does anyone know if the current Bluebook establishes the proper format for citing to a tweet?

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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