Criminal case citation?

What is the difference between "People of the State" and "State of" in criminal case citation? For instance _People of the State of Alabama v. John Smith_, shortened as "People v. John Smith", and _People of the State of Alabama v. John Smith_, shortened as "Alabama v. John Smith".

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  • 0110
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    6 years ago
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    People=County prosecutor (DA/State Attorney)bringing charges, usually criminal. State of=state prosecutor (attorney general) bringing charges, often civil.

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