Star pagination indicates page breaks in a print reporter, making it easier to find and cite the opinion. Below is an example of star pagination in which the number of * represents the page number of a different reporter. The example uses star paging for two different reporters with different pagination, but when copied and pasted will include both citations. See below the image for the full citation.
The citation includes the first page of the opinion and the specific page number of what is being referenced. The example below generates the following citation:
*487 Brown v. Bd. of Ed. of Topeka, Shawnee Cnty., Kan., 347 U.S. 483, 487, 74 S. Ct. 686, 688, 98 L. Ed. 873 (1954), supplemented sub nom. Brown v. Bd. of Educ. of Topeka, Kan., 349 U.S. 294, 75 S. Ct. 753, 99 L. Ed. 1083 (1955)
In this example, there are 3 reporters cited, plus a supplement to the original opinion.
The Bluebook is the standard for legal citation. Cornell's Legal Information Institute is a good free resource to learn about basic legal citation.
Elements of citing a case are: Party Names, Case ID (and any parallel citations), pincite (page or pages quoted), year of decision, and deciding court. Best practice for academic writing is to cite the regional reporter of the case.
Elements of a federal statute citation: Title Code § Section (year)
Administrative Rules and Regulations
Citations are similar to statutes in that they are cited to codified laws, for example to the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.).
The Wisconsin Administrative Register is the official record of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.