Chicago Style Guide 17th Edition: Legal or parliamentary materials
Parliamentary and legal material
According to the CMOS, 17 edition it is sufficient to include in-text citations and footnotes for Acts of the Oireachtas or any laws of other countries.
Footnote: #. Title of Act, Year, chapter no. (Jurisdiction). URL.
Example: 1. Planning and Development Heritage and Broadcasting Act, 2000 to 2020, c. 2 (Ireland). http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2021/act/11/enacted/en/print.html.
In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.
In-Text Citation Example: Section 127 of the Broadcasting Act of 2009 was amended by the Planning and Development, Heritage and Broadcasting Act (Amendment 2021) .³
Note: CMOS 17th Edition recommends using print versions of legal documents. Online versions can be used when from an official, authorized government source.
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