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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Citation of Wikipedia in American Judicial Opinions

Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian Blog points us to
a recent article on SSRN by Lee Peoples entitled, The
Citation of Wikipedia in American Judicial Opinions.

Here's an excerpt from the article abstract:

"This article will comprehensively examine citations
to Wikipedia in American judicial opinions. The impact
of references to Wikipedia in judicial opinions on law of
evidence, judicial ethics, the judicial role in the common
law adversarial system, the de-legalization of American
law, and the future of stare decisis will be explored.
Best practices for the citation of Wikis in judicial opinions
will be discussed."

Article author Lee Peoples is Associate Professor of Law
Library Science & Director of International Programs
at Oklahoma City University School of Law.