Template talk:Infobox court case

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New version[edit]

I created a new version of this template based on Template:Infobox SCOTUS case, which had previously been used as a base to build dozens of other court case templates, like Template:Infobox Kansas Supreme Court case and Template:Infobox California Supreme Court case. If the change is implemented, all parameters from the current version of this template will continue to work, and at the same time it will be possible to use a single infobox for most other articles about court cases. A few test cases of this version can be seen here.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 07:02, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

@Jacklee:, @Thumperward: (top contributors) for an opinion.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 07:11, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
I haven't looked closely at it yet, but perhaps it is be slightly too US-centric? Nonetheless, I suppose editors can ignore parameters that are not applicable to the jurisdictions they are working on. Also, I think the trend is to avoid CamelCase and render parameters "like_this" rather than "LikeThis". Finally, could you put an example of the sandboxed template at "Template:Infobox court case/testcases" with as many of the parameters used as possible so we can see what it looks like? — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:37, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
I agree with both of your arguments, many parameters are too focused on the US and camel case for field names should be avoided. They are only included in the template to make it compatible with other court case infoboxes and their use should definitely be discouraged. I added a testcase with all the parameters imported from the SCOTUS template, but several of them are probably not being used by any article and could be removed (like Seriatim5, Dissent4 etc.).--eh bien mon prince (talk) 11:03, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
@Jacklee: I created a few more testcases and added the whole blank syntax of the template to the sandbox.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 00:13, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Capitals in labels[edit]

I have made 4 changes in the sand-box, namely

  • Opinion Announcement => Opinion announcement
  • Chief Judge => Chief judge
  • Associated Judges => Associated judges
  • Area of Law => Area of law


Any problems with these? All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 03:29, 29 March 2014 (UTC).

Seems fine to me. — SMUconlaw (talk) 06:32, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


What about a ECLI-entry in the infobox? Maybe with a switch per European country. Stratoprutser (talk) 01:13, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

If this is a way to cite cases, can't you simply use the |citations= parameter? — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:56, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, just noticed what you've been working on in the sandbox. Sure, I have no objection to that. I would suggest that you shift the parameter up so that it is just below |citations=, since it is a type of citation. Also, see the discussion at "Capitals in labels" above – only the first word of labels should be capitalized, unless the other words are proper nouns or parts of proper nouns. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:15, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
See for working a working template-code Template:ECLI. I hesitate to propose here a to be pasted code, as I can't test edit. Stratoprutser (talk) 11:54, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
I have added an |ECLI= parameter. Is {{ECLI}} ready for use yet? If so, the template documentation here can be updated to inform editors that they can use {{ECLI}}. (By the way, what do you mean by you "can't test edit"?) — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:54, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Category:Templates calling Infobox court case[edit]

I'm not sure where the category Category:Templates calling Infobox court case is coming from. I don't think it's from the templates themselves as they are just a wrapper for this one but the category seems unnecessary. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:02, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Death of Ian Tomlinson[edit]

can we make this template work for Death of Ian Tomlinson#Trial of Simon Harwood? if there are no objections, I will add some new parameters for that article. Frietjes (talk) 16:13, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

What new parameters do you plan to add? — SMUconlaw (talk) 15:10, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
SMUconlaw, the parameters used in Death of Ian Tomlinson#Trial of Simon Harwood. Frietjes (talk) 14:37, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
That extends the function of the infobox from judgments of cases to trials as well, but I think that should be fine. — SMUconlaw (talk) 19:52, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
done, feel free to rearrange the placement of the fields. Frietjes (talk) 16:20, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 3 March 2016[edit]

A trivial issue: This template inappropriately italicizes the title of its own page. I propose changing line 2 from:

| italic title = {{{italic title|}}}


| italic title = <includeonly>{{{italic title|}}}</includeonly>

 Rebbing  talk  21:07, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Support the idea, but your solution would not actually have fixed it. Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:47, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Searching for criterion use[edit]

I know that Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Infobox_court_case can tel us which articles use this template, but does anyone know if there is a way to get more specific, such as to limit the list to only showing those which fill out a field like 'keywords' so I can find examples of that in action without checking all of them? Ranze (talk) 04:23, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

You would have to add a tracking category to the template. I can help with this if you explain in more detail what you want to achieve. — SMUconlaw (talk) 14:45, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Ranze results from database dumps, you can use de:Wikipedia:WikiProjekt Vorlagenauswertung/en. or, you can also try using an insource regular expression search (for example). Frietjes (talk) 15:50, 5 August 2016 (UTC)