Full Faith and Credit for Dummies
Ralph U. Whitten
Creighton University - School of Law
November 28, 2010
Creighton Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 465, 2005
This article discusses the history of the Full Faith and Credit Clause, the original meaning of the clause, and the courts’ evolving interpretation of the clause. Within this discussion, the author explains the test for whether and how a state can constitutionally apply its own law to cases involving multi-state elements. This test and the Full Faith and Credit Clause are analyzed further through hypotheticals in the context of same-sex marriage. The article ends with an analysis of the effect of DOMA on these issues.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: Full-Faith and Credit Clause, judgments, public acts, statutes, evidence, same-sex marriage
Date posted: November 29, 2010
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