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Subject:Fwd: Federal or federal? From:"Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:34:36 -0800
Thanks, all, for weighing in on this. I was pretty confident I was correct,
but couldn't easily put my fingers on the justification.
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> * U.S. federal law
> * U.S. Federal Court building
> Here's how I view the use of "federal" in "federal law." If other types of
> law would be capitalized in the situation, then "federal" is capitalized.
> "State" and "local" are not capitalized in "California state and local
> laws," "federal" would not be capitalized in similar sentences. The "Feds"
> would be capitalized. "The Federal Government" as an entity would be
> capitalized. So "federal" as part of pronoun is capitalized, but as an
> adjective, it is not. Now, maybe I'm mistaken, but that's how I think of
> > From: Chris Morton
> > In a bulletted item , should it read:
> > U.S. federal law restricts...
> > -- or --
> > U.S. Federal law restricts...
> > I think the former, but can't find any definitive reference. Thanks.
> > > Chiis
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