Wikipedia has its uses, but as has previously been noted here, it is an encyclopedia. A place to begin research, but not an endpoint. When the Middlebury College History Department banned students from citing to Wikipedia, a Wikipedia founder told the New York Times it was a good idea:
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia and chairman emeritus of its foundation, said of the Middlebury policy, ''I don't consider it as a negative thing at all.''
He continued: ''Basically, they are recommending exactly what we suggested -- students shouldn't be citing encyclopedias. I would hope they wouldn't be citing Encyclopaedia Britannica, either.
Still, judges and law professor are citing to Wikipedia as authority in opinions and in law review articles. It's only a matter of time before one of these sources unravels.