Note up

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The process of verifying or updating your legal research. You can, and should, note up cases, legislation, and any information found in a looseleaf book where supplemental information is provided. You note up a case for two reasons: (1) to ensure it has not been reversed on appeal (you check its judicial history); and (2) to see how later courts may have interpreted your case (you check its judicial treatment). You note up legislation to ensure that the provision you are looking at has not been amended or repealed.

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