The requirement, derived from Article IV, Section I of the Constitution, that state courts respect the judgments of courts from other states. Thus, a judgment won in one state may be enforced in another, without a relitigation of the underlying issues.
See constitutional clauses.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A Constitutional doctrine contained in Article IV, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution that requires courts and agencies in one state to recognize, respect, and enforce legal judgments and other actions from other states.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm