Developments and Practice Notes
Authors: Salem M. Katsh , Alex V. Chachkes
No-citation rules raise serious constitutional concerns. Assuming that it is constitutional to designate an opinion as nonprecedential, it is not constitutional to prohibit citing an opinion. No-citation rules are unconstitutional for two reasons. The first, citation prohibitions interfere with a litigant’s First Amendment right of speech and petition. Second, citation prohibitions violate the separation of powers.
How to Cite: Katsh, S. M. & Chachkes, A. V. (2001) “Constitutionality of "No-Citation" Rules”, Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. 3(1).