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Potts v. Holt

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


June 9, 2010

RICHARD POTTS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
RONNIE HOLT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Caputo

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CARLSON

MEMORANDUM ORDER

Presently before the Court is Plaintiff's "Motion Filed Pursuant to Rule 201(d) Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts." (Doc. 35.) The facts for which Plaintiff seeks to have this Court take judicial notice are: 1) Plaintiff complained about the Bureau of Prisons ("B.O.P") in his original complaint and that the staff of the B.O.P. has "circumvented" the administrative remedy process, 2) plaintiff is "experiencing administrative remedy restraints," 3) the dates on which he mailed documentation to various administrative agencies within the B.O.P., and 4) that Plaintiff did not receive a rejection of his administrative remedy until eleven days after it was signed.

Federal Rule of Evidence 201(b) states that a fact can be subject to judicial notice if it is "one not subject to reasonable dispute in that it is either (1) generally known within the territorial jurisdiction of the trial court or (2) capable of accurate and ready determination by resort to sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned." Rule 201(d) requires a court to take judicial notice "if requested by a party and supplied with the necessary information."

Here, the facts for which Plaintiff seeks judicial notice are not appropriate pursuant to Rule 201(b). They are subject to reasonable dispute, not generally known in this jurisdiction and not capable of accurate determination by sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned. Thus, this motion will be denied.

NOW, this 9th day of June, 2010, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT Plaintiff's "Motion Filed Pursuant to Rule 201(d) Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts" (Doc. 35) is DENIED.

A. Richard Caputo United States District Judge

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