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For decisions since 1875, citations to the United States Reports (volumes 91-date) follow the now-standard citation: [vol] U.S. [pg] (year).
For decisions before 1875, citations include the U.S. Reports editor's last name and the volume number relative to that editor. The citation is [vol] U.S. (# ed.) [pg] (year)
- Johnson v. M'Intosh, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823)
- 21st volume of U.S. Reports.
- Henry Wheaton was the editor of this volume.
- This was the 8th volume of which Henry Wheaton was the editor.
- Case starts on page 543.
U.S. Reports years and volumes, aligned with its first seven editors, are as follows:
|Years||U.S. Reports volumes||Name of Editor||Volume Citations|
|1790-1800||1-4||Alexander J. Dallas||(1-4 Dallas)|
|1801-1815||5-13||William Cranch||(1-9 Cranch)|
|1816-1827||14-25||Henry Wheaton||(1-12 Wheat.)|
|1828-1842||26-41||Richard Peters||(1-16 Pet.)|
|1843-1860||42-65||Benjamin Chew Howard||(1-24 How.)|
|1861-1862||66-67||Jeremiah Sullivan Black||(1-2 Black)|
|1863-1874||68-90||John William Wallace||(1-23 Wall.)|
In the Twentieth Edition of the Bluebook, Table T1.1 regards preferable citations to Supreme Court reporters.
See also Dates of Supreme Court decisions : United States reports, volumes 2-107 , August term 1791-October term, 1882 (Ref Coll KF101.6 .A86 1997)