Oyez, Oyez, Oyez: Wikipedia not authoratative says the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DHS reliance on Wikipedia to decide if an Ethiopian Laissez-Passer was valid for proof of identity for an applicant for assylum was just not a good idea. The mildly amusing article is <a href="http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/09/asylum-seeker-r.html"> here</a>, well mildly amusing until they deport you back to Ethiopia based on Wikipedia.


What sort of other decisions are being made in the American government using Wikipedia.
Imagine if other sites were used on the same basis. Interesting foreign policy decisions based on 4Chan or Slashdot!

Sounds like theres no centralised database of information that they use when letting people in the country. Because of course theres never been another Ethopian wanting to come to the US before has there! :P