Over the course of the past few modules and weeks (and hopefully during your other courses) you have been
introduced to the legal citation method known as The Bluebook. If you are anything like most of us in the legal
world you love and hate it! Providing a source not just to give credit, but to also lend authority to your argument
is essential. However, there are some arguments for a different, more streamlined method. This module/week,
you will be reading an article written by Judge Richard A. Posner. Judge Posner is a vocal critic of The
Bluebook. Read Judge Posner’s article and respond to the following questions:
What are Posner’s strongest arguments? What are his weakest?
If presented with the opportunity to draft your own legal citation method, what aspects of The Bluebook method
should be eliminated and what aspects should be incorporated?
What aspects of The Bluebook fit with the Christian worldview?