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Bluebook Quick Reference: Abbreviations and How-tos


Below are abbreviations for additional Federal Courts (Military Courts, Bankruptcy, Claims, etc).

Military Courts

Court Abbreviation
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces             Armed Forces App.         
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Vet. App.
United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals A.F. Crim. App.
United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals Army Crim. App.
United States Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals Coast Guard Crim. App.   
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals                Navy-Marine Crim. App.                  

Bankruptcy Courts

Every United States Court District has its own bankruptcy court.  Simply add "Bankr." preceding the district court abbreviations.

Example Bankruptcy Court Abbreviation
Central District of Illinois                                                                                  Bankr. C.D. Ill.
Eastern District of North Carolina        Bankr. E.D.N.C.
Southern District of Texas Bankr. S.D. Tex.

Additional Federal Courts

Court Abbreviation
Court of Federal Claims                                                                                     Fed. Cl.
Court of Customs and Patent Appeals                Cust. & Pat. App                              .
Court of Claims Ct. Cl.
Claims Court Cl. Ct.
Court of International Trade Ct. Intl. Trade
Tax Court Tax