Legal citation is rather unique. In brief, the part of a legal citation that indicates where something is published typically includes the following elements:
421 N.W.2d 877 refers to volume 421 of the North Western Reporter, Second Series page 877
44 U.S.C. § 1901 refers to Title 44 of the United States Code, section 1901
Iowa Code § 336.8 refers to section 336.8 of the Code of Iowa
I.C.A. § 336.8 refers to section 336.8 of the Iowa Code Annotated.
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