Legal notice and replies
- When a court takes judicial notice of a certain fact, it obviates the need for parties to prove the fact in court.
- Ordinarily, facts that relate to a case must be presented to the judge or jury through testimony or tangible evidence.
- However, if each fact in a case had to be proved through such presentation, the simplest case would take weeks to complete. To avoid burdening the judicial system, all legislatures have approved court rules that allow a court to recognize facts that constitute common knowledge without requiring proof from the parties.