Article IV of the US Constitution. States’ Relations
SECTION 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
- Sources And Effect Of Full Faith And Credit
Judgments Effect To Be Given In Forum State
- In General
- Jurisdiction: A Prerequisite to Enforcement of Judgments
- Divorce Decrees: Domicile as the Jurisdictional Prerequisite
- Other Types of Decrees
- Penal Judgments: Types Entitled to Recognition
- Fraud as a Defense to Suits on Foreign Judgments
Recognition Of Rights Based Upon Constitutions Statutes Common Law
Development of the Modern Rule
- Transitory Actions: Death Statutes.
- Actions Upon Contract.
- Stockholder Corporation Relationship.
- Fraternal Benefit Society: Member Relationship.
- Insurance Company, Building and Loan Association: Contractual Relationships.
- Workers’ Compensation Statutes.
- Full Faith and Credit and Statutes of Limitation.
- Development of the Modern Rule
- Full Faith And Credit Miscellany
- Scope Of Powers Of Congress Under Provision
- Judgments Of Foreign States
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
- Origin and Purpose
- How Implemented
- Citizens of Each State
- All Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the Several States
- Discrimination in Private Rights
- Access to Courts
A person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall ﬂee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he ﬂed, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
- Duty to Surrender Fugitives From Justice
No person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
- Doctrine Of The Equality Of States
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
- Property And Territory Powers Of Congress
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.