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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 44. Judicial Notice of Facts and Foreign Law.


(a)   In General. The court must take judicial notice as provided by law.


(b)   Adjudicative Fact. When judicial notice is taken of an adjudicative fact, the court must instruct the jury as provided in Rule 201, Idaho Rules of Evidence.


(c)   Foreign Law.


(1)   Notice. If either party to an action intends to request the court to take judicial notice of the statutes or laws of a foreign state, a memorandum citing the foreign law must be submitted to the court and opposing counsel at least 14 days prior to trial or hearing. The court may deny the request for failure to submit a memorandum.


(2)   Objection. Opposing counsel may file a reply within 7 days following service of the moving party’s memorandum.



(Adopted March 1, 2016, effective July 1, 2016.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Michael P. Tribe



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