A tip of my hat to Judge McLaughlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for this footnote:

The URL for the "Fair Value for Dummies" article is:


Exhibit FP-35. According to the affidavit of Molly Bragg, Project Coordinator of the Internet Archive, Exhibit FP-34, a URL in this format indicates an archived version of a document from the Internet Archive. The URL of a document in the internet archive is in the format:

http://web.archive.org/web/[Year in yyyy] [ Month in mm] [Day in dd] [Time code in hh:mm:ss] /Archived URL

Exhibit FP-34. The URL of the "Fair Value for Dummies" article therefore shows that it was archived in the Internet  [*40] Archive on November 7, 2001, at 09:19:56 a.m. from the website http://money.cnn.com.

There’s no reason a court shouldn’t take judicial notice of useful resources like the Internet Archive. Is their credibility unimpeachable? Of course not. But there’s no need to reinvent the wheel when you’ve got bicycles lying around. Same goes for lawyers.

The footnote is from Fishkin v. Susquehanna, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47551.