The Full Faith and Credit Clause: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

The Full Faith and Credit Clause: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by William Reynolds, William Richman


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This work examines all the aspects of the Full Faith and Credit Clause and its importance in the development of United States law. It begins with the birth of the clause and the history underlying its adoption. This includes discussions held at the Constitutional Convention and the early judicial interpretations of the clause. The book looks separately at the individual components that embody the clause—those that deal with records, public acts, and judicial proceedings. The book also zeroes in on the relationship between the clause and the issues of family law. It covers marriage, divorce, support, and child custody, all issues that have demanded serious attention in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313315411
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/2005
Series: Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William L. Reynolds has taught at the University of Maryland School of Law since 1971. He has written many articles on appellate decision-making, conflict of laws, and the legal process. He also serves as Counsel to Piper Rudnick LLP.

William M. Richman has taught at the University of Toledo since 1976, and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan. He has written books and articles on appellate court reform, conflict of laws, and personal jurisdiction.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword


Analysis: History

Analysis: "Public Records": The Clauses and the Statute

Analysis: "Public Acts"

Analysis: Judicial Proceedings: The Basic Rule

Analysis: Exceptions and Qualifications: Judgment Not Preclusive In F-1 Law

Analysis: Family Law: A Special Full Faith and Credit Problem

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