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From page 69 of Frederick Shauer’s Thinking Like a Lawyer:

A New York state court may cite to a case decided in Vermont . . . The courts are not even required to cite to these “authorities,” let alone follow them.

Why does this use cite to? Why isn’t it simply cite?

What are the similarites and differences?

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