Federal Courts Increasingly Citing Wikipedia

Federal appeals courts are increasingly citing the reader-edited encyclopedia Wikipedia, though the trend has not spread to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to a search by the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, federal appeals courts have cited Wikipedia about 95 times in the last five years. The news source also found that the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cited Wikipedia 36 times, more than any other federal appeals court.