Talk:Harry Pregerson

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Former good article nominee Harry Pregerson was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
April 13, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed


Failed GA[edit]

I have reviewed the article and think its well on its way to GA status. The references are excellent on the information present and the artcile certainly meets numbers 1, 2 and 4 on Wikipedia:What is a good article?. However I do have several concerns, which is why for now I failed the article. I would have placed it on hold, but I think there are several things that need to be added before it can be reviewed again. My biggest concern is in regard to the broadness of the article, specifically 3A - that the article is not- broad in its coverage and that it does not: (a) address all major aspects of the topic. I also have another concern relating to 5, which I have explained below:

  • This article is a biography and although excellent on the career of Pregerson in the last decade, there is no information on either his early life or his family. Furthermore at present the article only covers his career after the period of 1967 (though only briefly). It gives no mention as to his original entry into law, his early jobs/career or indeed of any significant events, cases, rulings etc during the time when he served on the United States District Court for the Central District of California. There is also no information on any events of his judgeship on the Ninth circuit before the 21st century. Surely he must of been involved in numerous cases between 1979 and 2000? At least of which some are notable? To improve then I recommend adding a section on his early life - perhaps incorporating his education from the lead and adding any information available on family, life and early carrer before becoming a judge on the ninth circuit. Some similar biographies (thought not GA) that are more broad in coverage include Samuel Alito, John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia (which is actually A class). If you need help expanding the coverage of the article I recommend asking for help at Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography.
  • Aside from this I also have another major concern - namely that the article does not appear stable (number 5 in criteria). Criteria requests that an article does not change significantly from day to day. The article contains a current event tag, which states that:

This article or section contains information about scheduled or expected future events. It may contain information of a tentative nature and the content may change dramatically as the event approaches and more information becomes available.

If this event is no longer ongoing then I recommend removing the tag. However if it is not than you should wait again until the article is not likely to change significantly before renominating. Other than those concerns, the first being the most important I think the article is well written and on its way to GA status.LordHarris 00:23, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Bot-created subpage[edit]

A temporary subpage at User:Polbot/fjc/Harry Pregerson was automatically created by a perl script, based on this article at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. The subpage should either be merged into this article, or moved and disambiguated. Polbot (talk) 18:46, 5 March 2009 (UTC)