The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 4
Section 1

Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

Each State is to recognize the public Acts and judicial Proceedings of every other State. This is designed to eliminate a potential confusion over a number of situations.

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