Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite a court case. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

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Court/Governing Body Name. Title of Case. Docket no., Date of Case. Publisher, URL (if applicable). Format.


United States, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Huang v. Garland. Docket no. 19-3281, 2 June 2021. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, PDF download.

In-text citation

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(Court Name)


During the case, the plaintiff stated that she had left her native country of China due to harm from the local government (United States Court of Appeals).

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