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If either statutes or decisions could be made private property, it would be in the power of an individual to shut out the light by which we guide our actions.

Justice McLean, Wheaton v. Peters, 33 U.S. 591, 668 (1834)

WikiProject Law aims to improve Wikisource's collection of law related source texts, including judicial opinions, statutes, and legal scholarship.

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You can join this project by adding your name on the participants list and placing the {{User WikiProject Law}} template on your user page.

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  • Identify digital sources for law texts
  • Improve templates for statutes and judicial opinions
  • Add and wikify texts
  • Identify copyright issues for categories of law texts.

Table of U.S. law on Wikisource[edit]

Nuvola filesystems folder template.png Templates[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Law}} — header for talk pages of pages being worked on
  • Table of citation templates — a complete template of all citation templates used
  • {{WikiProject USSC}} — header for talk pages of Supreme Court pages being worked on (from Wikisource:WikiProject U.S. Supreme Court cases)
  • {{USSCcase}} — navigation and info for title page of a U.S. Supreme Court case. See page for usage info (from Wikisource:WikiProject U.S. Supreme Court cases)
    • {{USSCcase2}} — Navigation and info for each document of the case. See page for usage info (from Wikisource:WikiProject U.S. Supreme Court cases)
  • {{Case}} — navigation and info for title page of a non-Supreme Court case. This is the same as USSCcase, except that it does not add any category automatically, so you will have to add your own.
    • {{Case2}} — Navigation and info for each document of the case.
  • {{CaseCaption}} — Creates a caption for the syllabus (from Wikisource:WikiProject U.S. Supreme Court cases)
  • {{Article}} — Formats and creates span id for each clause in a constitution, treaty, or other legal document (translated from Turkish Wikisource)

License templates[edit]

  • {{PD-EdictGov}} - license for edicts of a government, local or foreign; public domain in the United States.
  • {{PD-in-USGov}} - license for edicts of the United States federal government; public domain in the U.S.
  • {{PD-USGov}} - shorter license statement for edicts of the U.S. government

Tools[edit]

  • WIkifyCite Tool - running here, documentation and source here.

Use this tool to turn legal citations into interwiki links.

Related projects on Wikisource[edit]

See also[edit]