Informatics The record of an article, book, or other report in a bibliographic database that includes summary descriptive information–eg, authors, title, abstract, source and indexing terms. See Report.
In the examples given by the OED, the sequence is conveniently for my argumentation first used in a citational context (12), a copular predicative construction (13) and as an NP (14), skipping predicative uses in-between.
The circumstances surrounding the authority of a justice and his position uniquely imbue his words with performative power; in the words of Judith Butler: 'it is through the invocation of convention that the speech act of the judge derives its binding power, that binding power is to be found neither in the subject of the judge nor in his will, but in the citational legacy by which a contemporary "act" emerges in the context of a chain of binding conventions'.
While at times they seem forced and distracting, her range of citational devices and sources is impressive, and they always serve to remind the reader--helpfully so--of the labor involved in writing in and from the interstices.
While the arguments that follow should not be understood as a celebration of trials as radically transformative legal spaces, either for the law or for the social subjects that come before it, thinking about their performative enunciations of law does, in my view, open up a way to analyze moments of disruption and foreclosure in the ongoing citational processes that constitute social identity.