Here is an example where West editors have renumbered the key numbers in a particular topic. In some instances, West editors revise and renumber topics to reflect new judicial developments within topics. This headnote is taken from United States v. Waltzer, 682 F.2d 370 (2d. Cir. 1982). If one were to look at this headnote on Westlaw, it would look like this:
If one were to look at this headnote in a West Reporter (Federal Reporter), it would look like this:
For obvious reasons, West editors don’t go back and change print reporters due to the logistical issues involved in sending out.
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