To the best of my knowledge, the US Supreme Court has yet to cite
Wikipedia, but US Federal appeals courts have done so. Also, a state
supreme court cited Wikipedia prominently in a decision about insurance

On Jun 16, 2015 5:35 PM, "Salvador A" <> wrote:

> Hi folks!
> This month one mexican federal court generated an interesting case law
> related to use of Wikipedia as source of knowledge on trials, specially in
> law resolutions. The tribunal that solved this was the "Tribunal Federal de
> Justicia Fiscal y Administrativa". This court is not the supreme court of
> Mexico but is the most important tribunal after that one in all the matter
> related to tax and administrative law and its precedents are binding for
> all mexican administrative authorities and al the judges on administrative
> and fiscal law.
> The case law is the number VII-J-SS-191 and you can read it in the next
> link:
> (only in Spanish)
> The title is at the same time a brief of the content of the precedent, and
> it can be translated in this way:
> *"Wikipedia".- The information that is obtained from this website can help
> to elucidate some controversial matter, thence the courtrooms of this
> tribunal may use it when ruling.*
> Inside the text the court makes a fair clarication: "*It must not be the
> only source of knowledge in which the resolutions are based on [...] the
> judges must care about gathering diversity of sources of information such
> as specialized books, encyclopedia, including the electronic ones, [...]
> and others*."
> Maybe is just a curiosity, but for me is ilustrative of the good reputation
> that our work is getting even in some closed circles as the law practice.
> At least in Mexico is not common to see a court quoting Wikipedia, but
> maybe this first precedent might change the things.
> Do you know other similar case laws?
> Regards!
> [1]
> --
> *Salvador Alcántar*
> *@salvador_alc*
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