Keith Lee identifies recent court opinions that cite (or reject) Wikipedia as an authority on Associate’s Mind. He writes:
Every Circuit has judicial opinions that cite Wikipedia as a reliable source for general knowledge. Who Ludacris is. Explaining Confidence Intervals. But some courts within the same Circuit will be dismissive of Wikipedia as a source of general information. There is no definitive answer. Judges seem to make determinations about Wikipedia’s reliability on a case-by-case basis. If you want to cite Wikipedia in a brief and not have a judge be dismissive of it, it’s probably worth your time running a quick search to see where the judge stands on the topic.
Hat tip to PinHawk’s Librarian News Digest on the PinHawk Blog. — Joe