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Evidence: Judicial Notice

Guide to Evidence

Judicial notice is governed by federal and state rules of evidence.  Under these rules a judge may, on his own initiative or at the request of a party, instruct the finder of fact to accept information as conclusively true.  Due to this power, its scope is limited and generally reserved to facts that can be easily referenced and conclusively proven or disproven.

Rules of Evidence

Information Sources - Hard Copy

These materials are available in the library.

Information Sources - Web Based