Casetext's SmartCite citator alerts you to cases that have been overruled, reversed, vacated, remanded, or superseded in whole or in part, as well as cases that have been distinguished or treated as contrary authorities by other courts. SmartCite's coverage is explained in greater detail in a series of articles available here. However, at this time, SmartCite does not include coverage of minute orders that indicate whether a California case has been depublished. Casetext is working on releasing an updated version of SmartCite that will include a case's depublication status.

For the time being, we recommend that our users check to see if a California appellate court case or California Supreme Court case has been depublished by verifying its status with the California Courts' free Appellate Courts Case Information website, as follows:

  1. Visit
  2. On that page, please indicate whether the case you want to verify is a California Supreme Court case or a California appellate court case. If you would like to verify a California appellate court case, please select the appropriate appellate district. Then, click the "search" button.
  3. You will be taken to a new page, where you can indicate the case number of the case that you would like to verify. You can also search by party name or attorney name.
  4. You will then be taken to the case summary page. Please click on the "docket" option.
  5. Information regarding the entry of any depublication or decertification order will appear on the docket page.

If you have any questions about this process, or need any assistance, please contact Casetext's support team at

Please note that Casetext is not affiliated with the California Courts website and all content on belongs to the Judicial Branch of California. The information provided here is for educational purposes only, to help our users conduct legal research.

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