KeyCite Status Flags

KeyCite is West's citation research service, which helps you determine whether your case, statute, administrative decision, or federal regulation is good law and find cases and other sources that cite it. A red or yellow flag, blue H, or green C at the top of a displayed document or in your KeyCite result indicates that KeyCite information is available for the associated document.

red flag

In cases and administrative decisions, a red flag warns that the case or administrative decision is no longer good law for at least one of the points of law it contains. In statutes and regulations, a red flag indicates that the statute or regulation has been amended by a recent session law or rule, repealed, superseded, or held unconstitutional or preempted in whole or in part.

yellow flag

In cases and administrative decisions, a yellow flag warns that the case or administrative decision has some negative history but hasnít been reversed or overruled. In statutes and regulations, a yellow flag indicates that the statute has been renumbered or transferred by a recent session law; that an uncodified session law or pending legislation affecting the statute is available (statutes merely referenced, i.e., mentioned, are not marked with a yellow flag); that the regulation has been reinstated, corrected, or confirmed; that the statute or regulation was limited on constitutional or preemption grounds or its validity was otherwise called into doubt; or that a prior version of the statute or regulation received negative treatment from a court.

blue flag In cases and administrative decisions, a blue H indicates that the case or administrative decision has some history.
green flag In cases and administrative decisions, a green C indicates that the case or administrative decision has citing references but no direct history or negative citing references. In statutes and regulations, a green C indicates that the statute or regulation has citing references.

Click the KeyCite status flag next to the citation or in the document header to access KeyCite information for that document.

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