KeyCite is Westlaw's citation research service that determines whether a case is good law. It provides a report on the case that includes all citing documents (cases, administrative decisions, secondary sources, etc.). KeyCite reviews every case in West's National Reporter System and more than 1 million unpublished (unreported) cases.
To view the KeyCite information for a case:
Viewing Negative Treatment
To view the Negative Treatment of a case, click on the Negative Treatment tab. This will provide a table listing all negative direct history and negative citing references. The Depth column indicates the extent of the discussion within the citing cases. The Headnote(s) column indicates which Headnotes contain the discussed points of law within the citing cases.
Viewing Direct History
Click on the History tab to view the direct history and related references of a case. The Direct History is displayed in a graphical view in the right center panel while the list of linked documents appears within the left panel.
Viewing Citing References
To view the list of citing references for a case, click on the Citing References tab. This list includes cases, administrative materials, secondary sources, briefs, and other court documents. This list is searchable and can be narrowed down by using the filters located in the left panel.