Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Judicial Notice of Internet Evidence — A Federal District Court Is Permitted to Take Judicial Notice of Another Court’s Website

United States v. Newsome, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150659 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 23, 2014):

Newsome's second objection is to the Report's reference to the Montgomery County Clerk of Court's website for the indictment in Newsome's felonious assault case. He says this is a "clear and obvious error," but he doesn't say why. Public records and government documents, including those [*3]  available from reliable sources on the Internet, are subject to judicial notice. United States ex rel Dingle v. BioPort Corp., 270 F. Supp. 2d 968, 972 (W.D. Mich. 2003). A federal district court is permitted to take judicial notice of another court's website. Graham v. Smith, 292 F. Supp. 2d 153, 155, n.2 (D. Me. 2003); Ward v. Wolfenbarger, 323 F. Supp. 2d 818, 821 (E.D. Mich. 2004).

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