Which Federal Appeals Court Cites Wikipedia Most?

WSJ – “On Friday, the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit tossed out convictions in a cockfighting case — because a juror used Wikipedia to research an element of the crime. The Fourth Circuit, in arriving at its decision, expressed concerns about Wikipedia’s reliability, given its “open-access nature.” In the opinion, Judge Barbara Milano Keenan rattled off several cases in which federal judges admonished immigration judges or lawyers for citing Wikipedia. That got us thinking about a 2007 story in the New York Times about judges increasingly citing Wikipedia in their rulings. The story noted at the time that more than 100 judicial rulings had relied on the accuracy of the online encyclopedia since 2004, including 13 from federal courts of appeals.”

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