Google Scholar Changes Presentation of Case Law Citations
On March 8, 2012, Google announced a change to the way it presented case law citations in its Google Scholar case law database. "Today, we are changing how we present citations to legal opinions. Now, instead of sorting the citing documents by their prominence, we sort them by the extent of discussion of the cited case. Opinions that discuss the cited case in detail are presented before ones that mention the case briefly. We indicate the extent of discussion visually and indicate opinions that discuss the cited case at length, that discuss it moderately and those that discuss it briefly. Opinions that don't discuss the cited case are left unmarked."
Clicking the How cited tab (to the right of the Read this case tab), will help you conduct a rudimentary citation check of any case found at Google Scholar.
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