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What does the phrase 'Full Faith and Credit' mean in Article IV of the US Constitution?

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09/25/2014

The "Full Faith and Credit Clause" (Article IV) stipulates that all states within the union must respect "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state." The clause also states that "Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof."