Judges need not believe what they read in the newspaper

November 12, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XVII Evidence
  • 110XVII(A) Judicial Notice
  • 110k304 Judicial Notice
  • 110k304(1) In general

11-12-14Trial court was not required to take judicial notice of time of sunset and phase of moon as reported in newspaper; newspaper was not document of such indisputable accuracy as to would justify judicial reliance, particularly where paper did not even identify source of its data.

State v. Canady, 431 S.E.2d 500, (N.C.App. 1993)