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Proposed U.S. Constitution WikiProject[edit]

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Hi participants at WikiProject United States courts and judges! I am posting a proposed WikiProject called United States Constitution. This project will focus on articles related to the original text of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; it should include the articles on all 27 amendments, clauses, Supreme Court cases interpreting constitutional provisions, the drafters, and so forth. We can't get the proposed WikiProject without your help! Since you are in this group, I think you would also be interested in this WikiProject. We need 6-12 members to get the WikiProject active. Please join and support today. Please put your name in the "Support" tab here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/United States Constitution. Thank you! CookieMonster755 (talk) 20:52, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Florence Ellinwood Allen Good Article nomination[edit]

I have just nominated Florence Ellinwood Allen for Good Article status. It will take about 20 minutes for the bot to do its thing and list the nomination of the Good Article nominations page. Just posting as a heads up for anybody in this WikiProject who might be willing to review. Safiel (talk) 21:10, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Accessibility of Template:SCOTUS-termlist-entry[edit]

Please comment at Template talk:SCOTUS-termlist-entry#Accessibility. --Izno (talk) 17:34, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

"The Honorable"[edit]

It looks like we have "The Honorable" in the infobox for Supreme Court justices, but not for other federal judges (e.g. Richard Posner, Frank Easterbrook, Alex Kozinski). Is that intentional? agtx 17:53, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Heads up on Robert J. Colville[edit]

Just be aware that the subject of the article Robert Colville is Robert E. Colville, a Pennsylvania judge, but he is NOT the Robert J. Colville that was just nominated today to W.D. Pa. Took me a moment to realize it was a coincidentally named individual holding a similar profession. So don't try to redirect or merge the upcoming article Robert J. Colville to that article. Safiel (talk) 02:23, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

I have suggested expanding the notability guidelines for politicians to better cover judges, inspired in party by the thorough guidelines at this project. The discussion is linked in the section header. North of Eden (talk) 15:09, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:William J. Brennan, Jr.#Keep or remove list of majority opinions between 1957 and 1961?[edit]

There is a discussion about whether the article for William J. Brennan, Jr. should include a partial and incomplete list of his opinions, written between 1957 and and 1961. Comments from editors would be appreciated. -- Notecardforfree (talk) 16:36, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Clarification of WP banner placement[edit]

Should all the talk pages of United States federal courthouses be tagged with the WikiProject United States courts and judges banner? A good number of them are, but the majority of them are not. I should think it prudent to decide one way or the other rather than maintain the status quo. It seems that the courthouses fall within the scope of this Wikiproject. Therefore, I suggest they be tagged. What are everyone else's thoughts? Ergo Sum 17:53, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, all federal courthouses absolutely should be tagged for this project. bd2412 T 18:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Error in FJC Bio[edit]

Just a heads up for an error in FJC Bio at this entry, http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=280&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na Judge Addison Brown, was nominated by Chester A. Arthur, after earlier receiving a recess appointment from James A. Garfield. The dates were correct as per the Congressional Record but the nominating President was listed as Garfield, who was of course dead for almost a month before the October 12, 1881, nomination date. I have emailed FJC to correct the error. Additionally, I have correct the Addison Brown article as well as the judicial appointments articles for both Presidents. Safiel (talk) 04:57, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - FJC is good, but not perfect. Cheers! bd2412 T 13:57, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Just a note that FJC was very prompt and have corrected the error. Safiel (talk) 04:25, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

United States Federal Building and Courthouse (Anchorage, Alaska) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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  • I removed the duplicate notification. Safiel (talk) 04:36, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

United States Federal Building and Courthouse (Anchorage, Alaska) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Florence Ellinwood Allen Good Article review[edit]

Florence Ellinwood Allen is currently undergoing a Good Article Review. The reviewer's comments are available at Talk:Florence Ellinwood Allen. If anybody wants to lend a hand to bring this up to Good Article quality, please do so. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 23:45, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Supreme Court editathon on Friday Dec. 11[edit]

Wikimedia DC is planning to have an editathon on Friday, December 11 for content related to the U.S. Supreme Court. We'll be at the National Archives in Washington DC. It would be possible to scan documents of particular interest to get them in digital form on Wikisource, etc., if we know in advance what we want. Your participation and commentary are welcome! For event details see the event page or user-talk to me. --econterms (talk) 16:47, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

@Econterms: thanks so much for organizing this editathon! There are so many SCOTUS articles that are in desperate need of creation or improvement (see, e.g. this list at Requested Law Articles). You may also want to post this notice at WP:SCOTUS and WP:LAW. Also please make sure editors follow MOS:LAW and WP:SCOTUS/SG, which provide style guidelines for SCOTUS articles. Per MOS:LAW#Citations and referencing, editors are encouraged to use the Bluebook citation style, which is now considered (for better or worse) the de facto lingua franca of American legal citations, when adding citations to SCOTUS articles. Editors are also encouraged to provide inline citations after every sentence that makes an assertion about the holding of a case; these citations should reference the page(s) of the United States Reports on which that holding appears (see also WP:CITEDENSE). Unfortunately, I won't be able to join you at the editathon, but please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing your contributions! Best, -- Notecardforfree (talk) 17:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks!! Will do. --econterms (talk) 19:02, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Progress on cleaning up judges.[edit]

Date articles with
cleanup tag
pages needing
merge action
June 10, 2009 1,762 891
December 3, 2009 1,454 817
March 4, 2010 1,375 790
June 26, 2010 1,280 724
December 30, 2010 765 672
January 24, 2012 625 630
September 15, 2012 467 597
December 16, 2012 436 565
August 18, 2013 362 545
March 27, 2013 322 525
October 9, 2014 320 516
May 26, 2015 288 484
August 31, 2015 274 469
December 1, 2015 260 465

Cleanup of judge articles is being done along several fronts:

Cheers! bd2412 T 19:31, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Note On the general theme of cleanup, people need to eyeball judge links when they are doing maintenance on articles. I have recently discovered lots of articles in which links to predecessor or successor judges link instead to completely unrelated people, in several cases association football players. :) Safiel (talk) 20:52, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Succession boxes for federal judges (?)[edit]

Hiya, Johnny Law. An IP user is adding succession boxes for all federal judges to the bottom of all articles. See, e.g., [1]. Do members of WikiProject Law think this is appropriate? Personally, I think it's more bottom-of-the-page cruft and clutter . . . . Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 06:05, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Elena Kagan[edit]

Input at this article, concerning whether or not Kagan should be numbered, would be helpful. GoodDay (talk)

Joseph Tyree Sneed, III listed at Requested moves[edit]

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