What is the basic meaning of the Full Faith and Credit Clause?
Any matter, legal or factual, that was properly at issue under the pleadings in a state court's proceedings cannot be retried in another court, regardless of whether the particular point was in fact argued during the course of the earlier action.
What are the 3 steps to full faith and credit analysis?
1. Have the full faith and credit requirements been met?
2. Are there any defenses to full faith and credit?
3. What are the effects of recognizing a sister state judgment?
What are the three requirements of full faith and credit?
1. proper jurisdiction
2. judgment on the merits
3. final judgment
Is a judgment sustaining a general demurrer for failure to state a claim considered "on the merits"?
Only if the plaintiff could not amend his pleading to state a cause of action