Wikipedia, attorney-at-law

The Office of the Solicitor General recently lost an appeal for relying on that internationally respected legal luminary Atty. Wikipedia for its arguments.

Phoenix Wright shouting "Objection!"

Fallacy of being a complete idiot!

In an attempt to discredit expert testimony from a psychologist that both parties in a marriage annulment case “suffered from psychological incapacity” and should not have been married in the first place,  the OSG trotted out a Wikipedia article, which you could imagine they hastily Googled five minutes before the government lawyers filed their appeal.

The court said in its decision that it found “incredible … if not a haphazard attempt, on the part of the [OSG] to impeach an expert witness, with … unreliable information. This is certainly unacceptable evidence, nothing short of a mere allegation totally unsupported by authority.”