Explore what it means for a court to take judicial notice of a fact, a situation where generally accepted facts are found to be true by a court without a requirement of proof.
In a courtroom, winning a case usually means proving a large number of facts. However, this can be problematic if parties are forced to prove every single fact that is relevant to the case, even when the facts are already known to be true. It would generally waste a court’s time to require a party to prove, for instance, that sunset occurred at 6:00 p.m. on a given day, or that gravity pulls objects toward the center of the Earth. Today, you’ll be learning about judicial notice, which allows...