The footnotes of a paper are another way to cite information as you go along. Footnotes are slightly more detailed than regular in-text citations and appear in a separate section at the bottom of the page as opposed to within the text itself. If you want to cite the name of a judge and a particular law in the footnotes, you have to follow the proper format to be as concise and accurate as possible.
Type the full title of your judge in your footnotes. For example, if your judge is from the District Court, type "District Court Judge" (without quotes) into the footnote.
Type the full first and last name of your judge in your footnotes, immediately following the information contained in "Step 1."
Type a space and type the name of the law in question in italics. Type a space and type the year of the law in parenthesis. End your footnote with a period. Your final footnote should resemble this:
Judge's Name Italicized Law Title (Year).
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