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In this example, the source is to page 483 of the 347th volume of United States Reports, which is the source of the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Compton v. Commonwealth, 239 Va. 312, 389 S.E.2d 460 (1990).
In this example from 1990 from the Virginia Supreme Court, the case starts on page 312 of the 239th volume of Virginia Reports, which publishes the state’s supreme court decisions. The parallel citation (389 S.E.2d 460), indicates that the decision can also be found on page 460 of the 389th volume of the South Eastern Reporter, Second Series, a regional reporter. (A reporter prints cases.)