Judicial notice is used by a court when it declares a fact presented as evidence as true without a formal presentation of evidence. A court can take judicial notice of indisputable facts. If a court takes judicial notice of an indisputable fact in a civil case, the fact is considered conclusive.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The court's authority to accept matters of common knowledge or indisputable fact without anyone having to present evidence on the point. For example, a court might take judicial notice of the fact that ice melts in the sun.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm