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Learning the California Style Manual for the first time?
The good news is that it's generally easier and less fussy than the Bluebook. For example:
Don't throw away your Bluebook just yet, however- CSM sometimes refers you to the Bluebook for additional rules.
Additionally, there are a few rules that may take a little getting used to:
Bluebook: Cal. Gov't Code § 1(b)
CSM: Gov. Code, § 1, subd. (b)
Bluebook: , 74 Cal. Rptr. 2d 804, 805 (Ct. App. 1998)
CSM: People v. Foranyic (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 186, 188