Template:Infobox United States District Court case

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{{{name}}}
{{{court}}}
Full case name {{{full name}}}
Date decided {{{date decided}}}
Citations {{{citations}}}
Transcripts {{{transcripts}}}
Judge sitting {{{judge}}}
Prosecutor(s) {{{prosecutor}}}
Defendant(s) {{{defendant}}}
Case history
Prior actions {{{prior actions}}}
Subsequent actions {{{subsequent actions}}}
Related actions {{{related actions}}}
Case holding
{{{holding}}}
Keywords
{{{keywords}}}
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Usage[edit]

This template summarizes information about a specific United States District Court case.

{{Infobox United States District Court case
| name               = 
| court              = 
| image              = 
| imagesize          = 
| caption            = 
| full name          = 
| date decided       = 
| citations          = 
| transcripts        = 
| judge              = 
| prosecutor         = 
| defendant          = 
| prior actions      = 
| subsequent actions = 
| holding            = 
| keywords           = 
}}

Parameters[edit]

This infobox takes a number of parameters, which are optional unless indicated otherwise:

name
The short name of the case, which should preferably be the same as the article title. If the parameter is omitted, the article name is used.
court
The name of the court that the case was heard in. [[Wikilink]] the name to the Wikipedia article about the court. To cause the template to automatically display an image of the seal of the court, enter the name of the court as shown at {{Infobox United States District Court Case/images}}. That is, you must use the form "United States District Court for the (Northern/Southern/Eastern/Western/Middle) District of (State/Territory)" and make it a wikilink.
image
You should typically omit this parameter, as then the template automatically displays an image according to the scheme at {{Infobox United States District Court Case/images}}. You can alternatively provide a different image to represent the court, such as a photograph of a courthouse. Type the name of the image without the "File:" prefix and do not wikilink it.
imagesize
The width of the image in pixels, particularly if it is less than 150 pixels (px). Type the number without the "px" suffix ("120", not "150px"). If this parameter is omitted or called but left blank, the image size defaults to 150px.
caption
A caption for the image. Terms in the caption can be wikilinked, if desired.
full name
The full name of the case, including terms like "et al" ("and others"). Set out here any abbreviations that appear in the short name of the case in full.
date decided
The date the decision was handed down. In line with "Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Linking and autoformatting of dates", do not wikilink dates.
citations
Citations of reports of the case. If a report is available online, use a citation template where available to generate an external link automatically, or else create a link manually.
transcripts
External links to transcripts of the case, where available.
judge
List the name of the District Judge sitting on the case. Where available, link the name to a Wikipedia article about the judge.
prosecutor
If applicable, the name of the prosecutor(s) in the case. Where available, link the name(s) to a Wikipedia biography.
defendant
If applicable, the name of the defendant(s) in the case. Where available, link the name(s) to a Wikipedia biography.


prior actions
Mention any prior trials or appeals. Where possible, link the name of a prior case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
subsequent actions
Mention any later appeals or retrials, if any. Where possible, link the name of a subsequent case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
related actions
Mention any related actions, for example, Mabo v Queensland (No 2) if the article is about Mabo v Queensland (No 1). Where possible, link the name of a related case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
holding
A very brief summary of the major findings or holdings in the case.
keywords
A list of keywords that describe the legal issues dealt with by the case. List keywords alphabetically, separate them with commas, and link them to appropriate Wikipedia articles wherever possible; for example, "[[Bailment]], [[common carrier]], [[negligence]], [[strict liability]]".

Technical information[edit]

The |image= parameter in the template contains the following function: "{{#if:{{{image|}}}|[[File:{{{image}}}|{{#if:{{{imagesize|}}}|{{{imagesize}}}|150}}px]]|{{#ifeq:{{Infobox United States District Court Case/images|courtimage={{{court|}}} }}|None||[[File:{{Infobox United States District Court Case/images|courtimage={{{court}}} }}|{{#if:{{{imagesize|}}} | {{{imagesize}}}|150}}px]]}} }}".

The function does the following tasks:

  • If the parameter |image= is used in the template, that image is displayed. If a value is specified for |imagesize=, the image is given that width; otherwise the image width defaults to 150 px.
  • If |image= is not used, a check is done to see if the value of |court= is listed in {{Infobox United States District Court Case/images}}. If the result is "None", then no image is displayed. If the result is an image file (either the official seal of a court or a photograph of a courthouse), then the image file is displayed. Again, if a value is specified for |imagesize=, the image is given that width; otherwise the image width defaults to 150px.

JackLee came up with the first version of this function for {{Infobox Court Case/images}}, but thanks are due to Chris Cunningham for coming up with a cleaner solution that works better.

See also[edit]