Courts cite Wikipedia

The problem with Wikipedia isn’t just that it is very often inaccurate.  Perversely, the problem is also that on many matters, it is too good, which leads people to take it seriously.  Off the top of my head, the two professions I think should least rely on Wikipedia are doctors and judges.

Alas, the Yale Daily News reports that its search of federal and state decisions reveals 247 Wikipedia citations in court decisions, including the recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

Stop it.

(Via the Corner.)

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