full faith and credit

The measure of the recognition required by Article IV, section 1, of the Constitution of the United States to be accorded by a court to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of a state other than that in which the court is sitting. 16 Am J2d Const L § 585. The requirement that the public acts of every state shall be given the same effect by the courts of another state that they have by law and usage at home. Chicago & Alton Railroad Co. v Wiggins Ferry Co. 119 US 615, 30 L Ed 519, 7 S Ct 398. A provision of the United States Constitution, one essential purpose of which is that litigation once pursued to judgment shall be as conclusive of the rights of the parties in every other court as in that in which the judgment was rendered, so that a cause of action merged in a judgment in one state is likewise merged in every other. Magnolia Petroleum Co. v Hunt, 320 US 430, 321 US 801, 88 L Ed 149, 64 S Ct 208, 150 ALR 413.

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