Viewing the History of Your Case or StatuteWhen you enter a case or statute citation in KeyCite (see Checking a Document in KeyCite), the history of the case or statute is displayed.
When viewing the history of a case,
The arrow symbol is displayed next to the citation you entered in KeyCite.
Depth of treatment stars show the extent to which a citing case discusses the cited case. See KeyCite Depth of Treatment Stars for details.
Case history is divided into the following categories:
Direct History traces your case through the appellate process and includes both prior and subsequent history
Negative Indirect History lists cases outside the direct appellate line that may have a negative impact on the precedential value of your case.
Related References lists cases that involve the same parties and facts as your case, whether or not the legal issues are the same.
You can customize the case history you view:
To view only negative history of a case, click Negative Only.
To view the full history of a case, click Full History.
Statute history lists cases (added to Westlaw after January 15, 2001) affecting the validity of a statute plus legislation affecting the statute, which is divided into the following categories:
Updating Documents lists citations to session laws that have amended or repealed the section.
Pending Legislation lists citations to pending bills that reference the section (available for federal statutes and New York and California statutes).
Credits lists in chronological order citations to session laws that have enacted, amended, or renumbered the section.
Historical and Statutory Notes describes the legislative changes affecting the section.
To view a list of documents that cite your case or statute, click Citing References. See Viewing References That Cite Your Case or Statute for details.
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