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KeyCite Status Flags

West km adds a KeyCite status flag next to each citation in your document that has available KeyCite information. These flags allow you to easily evaluate the validity of a case, statute, regulation, or administrative decision.

 

In cases and administrative decisions, a red flag warns that the case or administrative decision is no longer good law for at least one of the points of law it contains.

In statutes and regulations, a red flag indicates that the statute or regulation has been amended by a recent session law or rule, repealed, superseded, or held unconstitutional or preempted in whole or in part.

 

In cases and administrative decisions, a yellow flag warns that the case or administrative decision has some negative history but hasn't been reversed or overruled.

In statutes and regulations, a yellow flag warns that

  • the statute has been renumbered or transferred by a recent session law;
  • an uncodified session law or proposed legislation affecting the statute is available (statutes merely referenced, i.e., mentioned, are not marked with a yellow flag);
  • a proposed rule affecting the regulation is available;
  • the regulation has been reinstated, corrected, or confirmed;
  • the statute or regulation was limited on constitutional or preemption grounds or its validity was otherwise called into doubt; or
  • a prior version of the statute or regulation received negative judicial treatment.

 

In cases and administrative decisions, a blue H indicates that the case or administrative decision has some history.

 

In cases and administrative decisions, a green C indicates that the case or administrative decision has citing references but no direct history or negative citing references.

In statutes and regulations, a green C indicates that the statute or regulation has citing references.

 

In your organization's documents, a red KC indicates that a citation could not be verified. Click this icon to display one of the following on WestlawNext:

  • The document page (not the first page) that you indicated in the citation
  • A list of documents that are potential matches for the citation
  • Suggestions on the citation format to help you locate the document
  • A message indicating the document is not available

 

In your organization's documents, the KM icon displays after the citation to show that the cited document is referenced in indexed documents at your organization.

 
To view detailed KeyCite information about a citation, click its KeyCite status flag.

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