Except where noted, definitions are from Mirriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996 as it appears on http://www.findlaw.com
Notes about legal citations:
In legal citations, the case name, in italics, is followed by the source in which the case was published. For example, the citation South Dakota v. Andrus 614 F.2d 1190 means the case is located in volume 614 of the Federal Reporter, second series, beginning on page 1190. Sometimes a case will be printed in more than source, so the case name is followed by several citations: Camfield v. United States 167 U.S. 518, 17 S.Ct. 864 means the case can be found in volume 167 of the United States Reports on page 518 and in volume 17 of West's Supreme Court Reporter on page 864.
District courts are sometimes divided into sections: Eastern (E.), Western (W.), Southern (S.), Northern (N.), Central (C.), or Middle (M.). For example, a citation reading W.D. Ark. means the Western District of Arkansas. Some state district courts are not divided, for example D. Mont. refers to the District of Montana.
§ - section (Black's Law Dictionary. 7th edition. Bryan A. Garner, editor-in-chief. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group; 1999.)