Full Faith and Credit Revisited

Full Faith and Credit Revisited

Learn about the full-faith-and-credit doctrine as the constitutional foundation for recognizing and enforcing outside judgments.


In this lesson, we'll learn how full-faith-and-credit doctrine controls whether and to what extent one court in the United States must enforce a judgment from another court in the United States.

Introduction to Full-Faith-and-Credit Doctrine

The gist of full-faith-and-credit doctrine is that any federal or state court must give a valid, final judgment by another federal or state court the same effect that the judgment would have in its court of origin. Full-faith-and-credit doctrine has no...