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Westlaw Next: Is Your Case Still Good Law?

IS YOUR CASE STILL GOOD LAW? - HOW TO USE WESTLAW'S KEYCITE

Use the KeyCite feature in Westlaw Next to see if a court ruling is still good legal precedent.

Start by finding a case and viewing the full document.  Then follow these steps:

(1) Follow the steps to search for a case in Westlaw Next.

(2) While viewing the case see if there is a flag indicated. If so click on it and you will see the history associated with the case.

(3) Scroll through the cases looking for the phrases like these:

  • Overruled by
  • Abrogation Recognized by
  • Called into Doubt by
  • Declined to Extend by
  • Distinguished by
  • Followed with Reservations by
  • Limited by
  • Limitation of Holding Recognized by

(5) Click on the case citation to read the full text.

  

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