I need to cite one court case for a project I am researching. The Chicago Manual of Style says to use Bluebook citation for legal materials. I have a link to the document that I am using, but I am not sure how to cite it. This is the link to the case: link here.

I think my citation should look something like this:

USA vs. Hasbajrami _____ (E.D.N.Y. 2016)

Since I found it online, I'm not sure how to mark the "reporter" field, which I believe should be in the empty space I marked.

How should I cite this? I apologize, I have no experience with law, and despite about an hour of trying to figure out this one citation, I don't think I'm searching for the right things because I can't find anything.

  • I'm not overly familiar with the format for American citations, so I'm not sure if it helps, but casetext uses this citation: United States v. Hasbajrami, 11-CR-623 (JG) (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 18, 2016) If this is correct, then I'll convert it to an answer.
    – user35069
    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:08

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This is an unreported case, so there is no "reporter" designation. You can cite like this: United States v. Hasbajrami, No. 11-CR-623 (JG), 2016 WL 1029500, at *1 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 8, 2016).


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