§57-1-4. Judicial notice of foreign laws.
Whenever in any case it becomes material to ascertain what the
law, statutory or other, of another state or country, or of the
United States, is, or was at any time, the court, judge, or
magistrate shall take judicial notice thereof, and may consult any
printed book or other document, purporting to contain, state or
explain the same, and consider any testimony, information or
argument that is offered on the subject.