ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE
RULE 202. JUDICIAL NOTICE OF LAW
(a) When Mandatory. A court shall take judicial notice
without request by a party of the common law, constitutions, and
public statutes in force in every state, territory, and
jurisdiction of the United States.
(b) When Discretionary. A court may take judicial notice
without request by a party of (1) private acts and resolutions of
the Congress of the United States and of the legislature of West
Virginia and ordinances and regulations of governmental
subdivisions or agencies of West Virginia and the United States;
and (2) the laws of foreign countries.
(c) When Conditionally Mandatory. A court shall take judicial
notice of each matter specified in paragraph (b) of this rule if a
party requests it and (1) furnishes the court sufficient
information to enable it properly to comply with the request and
(2) has given each adverse party such notice as the court may
require to enable the adverse party to prepare to meet the request.
[Effective February 1, 1985.]