The Topic and Key Number System .


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The Theme and Key Number Framework. Headnotes and the Subject and Key Number Framework. At the point when West gets a conclusion from the court, a West lawyer editorial manager recognizes the purposes of law talked about for the situation. Every purpose of law is compressed in a headnote.
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The Topic and Key Number System

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Headnotes and the Topic and Key Number System When West gets a feeling from the court, a West lawyer editorial manager recognizes the purposes of law talked about for the situation. Each purpose of law is outlined in a headnote. After painstakingly investigating the purpose of law that the headnote talks about, the West lawyer proofreader appoints the headnote to no less than one key number in the West Topic and Key Number System .

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Headnote Number (2) Topic Number (92) Key Number 90.1(1.2) Headnote This headnote outlines the second purpose of law talked about for this situation on Westlaw. The headnote is appointed to key number 90.1(1.2) under Topic 92 ( Constitutional Law ).

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The West Topic and Key Number System is a broad diagram of the whole collection of case law in this nation. is a record to the whole National Reporter System, helping you all the more effectively find cases with comparative lawful issues in any locale. is an arrangement framework with no less than one subject and key number relegated to each purpose of law.

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The West Topic and Key Number System partitions the law into around 400 wide process themes . separates every point into subheadings contains roughly 100,000 particular key numbers

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The theme are masterminded one after another in order and numbered in the vicinity of 1 and 450. Every theme addresses a wide legitimate issue. A few themes have been included after the first 414 subjects were appointed numbers. It couldn\'t be any more obvious, 48A Automobiles See, 48B Aviation Other subjects have been disposed of or renamed (e.g., West lawyer editors no longer utilize point 3). Themes

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Topics and Key Numbers 92 Constitutional Law (Topic) 92V Personal, Civil and Political Rights (Subheading) 92k90 Freedom of Speech and of the Press 92k90.1 Particular Expressions and Limitations 92k90.1(1.2) k. Decision Regulations (Specific Key Number) Each theme is separated into subheadings. There can be upwards of eight levels in the point and key number progression. This procedure proceeds until further breakdown of a lawful issue is ineffective and a particular key number is alloted. It\'s just plain obvious, 92k90.1(1.2) , above.

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This is a breakdown of subheading 90.1 (Particular expressions and constraints) under the Constitutional Law point and subheading V. (Individual, Civil and Political Rights) in the print adaptation of the process. 92k90.1(1.2) is the particular key number managing Election controls. Themes, Subheadings, and Key Numbers

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Currentness of Topics or segments of points are included, renamed, extended, contracted, combined, or wiped out as law, society, and political affectability manage. Protection point was redesigned in 1998; Negligence subject was rearranged in 1999 RICO theme was included 1990; Sentencing theme was included 2000 Drunkards theme got to be distinctly idle in 1978 and all new cases were characterized under another point, Chemical Dependents . The new subject additionally contains a few issues that were already sorted under Drugs and Narcotics Insane Persons theme was renamed Mental Health

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Currentness of Key Numbers Key numbers are included, renumbered, or exchanged to different points as law, society, and political affectability direct. What was previously a particular key number might be extended after some time to give further investigation of a developing zone of the law. Interpretation tables in print volumes help in moving between the old and new orders. On Westlaw, an "In the past" line is added to key numbers that have changed so you can look by old or new key number. (See beneath.)

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Think of the subject and key number as an address: Each road in the city speaks to a process point. There are many houses on every road and each house has its own particular number. Keeping in mind the end goal to locate a specific house, you should know both the road name (point) and the house number (key number).

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Question The West Topic and Key Number System Divides the law into around 400 wide legitimate subjects Divides the law into roughly 100,000 particular key numbers Is a file to each case in the National Reporter System All of the above

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Question The West Topic and Key Number System Divides the law into around 400 expansive lawful points Divides the law into roughly 100,000 particular key numbers Is a file to each case in the National Reporter System All of the above

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