Viewing Charles C. Willson: "Citations." (1894)
In December, 1894, "The Minnesota Law Journal" published a long letter to the editor from Charles C. Willson, the official reporter of the Minnesota Reports. Willson was "vexed" and exasperated by the "loose" pleading habits and citation practices of the bar. In his letter, Willson advised lawyers to give the full names of the parties in their pleadings and cite authorities in a way that they can be found by the court and used by other practitioners.