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ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE

Table of Contents

Article I. General Provisions
Article II. Judicial Notice
Rule 201
Rule 202
Rule 203
Rule 204
Article III. Presumptions
Article IV. Relevancy and Its Limits
Article V. Privileges
Article VI. Witnesses
Article VII. Opinions and Expert Testimony
Article VIII. Hearsay
Article X. Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
Revised Rule 202. Judicial Notice of Legislative Facts [changes highlighted]

(a) Scope of rule. This rule governs only judicial notice of legislative facts. Legislative facts are those facts that are necessary to interpret the scope and meaning of the law. Legislative facts do not directly relate to the matters in dispute between the parties before the court.

(b) Kinds of facts. A judicially noticed fact under this rule must be one that is of reasonable reliability.

(c) When discretionary. Judicial notice under this rule is always discretionary.

(d) Time of taking judicial notice. Judicial notice under this rule may be taken at any stage of the proceeding.

(e) Opportunity to be heard. The court may afford the parties the opportunity to be heard as to the propriety of taking judicial notice under this rule if the interests of justice so require, or if the court deems assistance of the parties helpful.

Revised Rule 202. Judicial Notice of Legislative Facts [clean copy]

(a) Scope of rule. This rule governs only judicial notice of legislative facts. Legislative facts are those facts that are necessary to interpret the scope and meaning of the law. Legislative facts do not directly relate to the matters in dispute between the parties before the court.

(b) Kinds of facts. A judicially noticed fact under this rule must be one that is of reasonable reliability.

(c) When discretionary. Judicial notice under this rule is always discretionary.

(d) Time of taking judicial notice. Judicial notice under this rule may be taken at any stage of the proceeding.

(e) Opportunity to be heard. The court may afford the parties the opportunity to be heard as to the propriety of taking judicial notice under this rule if the interests of justice so require, or if the court deems assistance of the parties helpful.

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