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"OpinionAnnouncement" parameter to Template:Infobox SCOTUS case[edit]

Hi. I noticed this edit of yours. Is there an issue with using the "OpinionAnnouncement" parameter to link to a PDF of the slip opinion? I've been doing it for a while now without any problems, as far as I know. I find it convenient to have a link to the slip opinion from the infobox. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:32, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@MZMcBride:Sorry for the late reply. The purpose of the "opinion announcement" parameter is for the audio recording (if any) of the court announcing their decision in the case. SCOTUS releases the audio recordings of oral arguments on its website at the end of the week (Friday) they occurred, but I don't know about when they release the announcement of the opinions and they're not post on the court's website. Cameras and audio recording devices are not allowed in the courtroom when court is in session, so the recording made by the court is the only one available. The website Oyez has recordings of the audio of oral arguments and the announcement of the opinions shortly after they are released. For example, Citizens United v. FEC.
Template:Caselaw source can be used to add links to the decision online. For example, see Citizens United v. FEC#External links. Personally, I think that a link to the slip opinion would be a useful addition to the infobox. It's worth noting that a slip opinion may still be edited after being released, as it contains the following notice:

NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C. 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press.

Although the slip opinion is binding on lower courts immediately after being announced, there may be some changes to it before it is published in the United States Reports a few years later. If you are interested in learning more about that subject read (or skim through) these articles. AHeneen (talk) 05:04, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi. I guess you've sort of obliquely answered the question that I asked. You would prefer a separate template parameter specifically designed for this purpose, e.g., a SlipOpinion parameter, instead of using OpinionAnnouncement? As you note, this is somewhat short-sighted, since the slip opinion will eventually be replaced later. Maybe OpinionAnnouncement should be renamed to BenchOpinion. Or perhaps we should add a more generic OpinionText parameter or similar for linking to the opinion text. As I said, I think using OpinionAnnouncement with a link to the slip opinion is a decent solution, but you seem to disagree. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:27, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Putting my comment in other words...the purpose of the "Opinion announcement" parameter is for the transcript/audio recording of the court announcing (orally) their decision, which can be found on the Oyez website, but I am not opposed to the addition of a new parameter so that the text of the opinion can be added to the infobox. You could suggest the addition on the template's talk page. AHeneen (talk) 06:12, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for clarifying. I'm aware of the current documentation regarding the "OpinionAnnouncement" parameter. I wrote a lot of the template code and documentation. I've been working U.S. Supreme Court cases on the English Wikipedia for about a decade now, so much of what you wrote here I'm already aware of. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 18:16, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

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Your AE request[edit]

Regarding your AE request about User:The Rambling Man. Please note the banner at the top of WP:AE which says that requests are limited to 500 words and 20 diffs. If you don't shorten your post, it risks being declined without any review of the merits. An actual problem that deserves admin action can usually be described briefly. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 15:39, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. I followed the instructions after clicking "Click here to add a new enforcement request" and there was no mention of a limit to the request. I made a comment on the talk page asking for that issue to be addressed. AHeneen (talk) 19:02, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that "lines, chevrons, and colorful shapes" on cheerleading uniforms could be eligible for copyright protection? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:04, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Nice work with this article! I'm happy to see another SCOTUS case on the main page. Keep up the good work! Best, -- Notecardforfree (talk) 22:41, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Gulf carriers (October 13)[edit]

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WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

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