Many appellate court opinions are unpublished and have no precedential value. Publication standards vary for each jurisdiction. The different standards are presented in table form.
Melissa M. Serfass and Jessie L. Cranford,
Federal and State Court Rules Governing Publication and Citation of Opinions,
3 J. App. Prac. & Process 251
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