BARBER V. BARBER, 323 U. S. 77 (1944)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Barber v. Barber, 323 U.S. 77 (1944)

Barber v. Barber

No. 51

Argued November 9, 1944

Decided December 4, 1944

323 U.S. 77


1. Upon review here of a judgment of a court of one State refusing to give full faith and credit to a judgment of a court of another, the sufficiency of the grounds of refusal is for this Court to determine. P. 323 U. S. 81.

2. Upon review here of a decision of a court of one State involving the law of another, a federal right being asserted, it is the duty of this Court to determine for itself the law of such other State. P. 323 U. S. 81.

3. A duly authenticated judgment of a court of general jurisdiction of another State is prima facie evidence of the jurisdiction of the court to render it and of the right which it purports to adjudicate. P. 323 U. S. 86.

4. A money judgment of a court of North Carolina for arrears of alimony, not, by its terms, conditional and on which execution was directed to issue, held, under the law of that State, not subject to

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modification or recall, and, under the Federal Constitution and the Act of May 26, 1790, as amended, entitled to full faith and credit. P. 86.

180 Tenn. 353, 175 S.W.2d 324, reversed.

Certiorari, 322 U.S. 719, to review the reversal of a decree in a suit to enforce a judgment of a court of another State for arrears of alimony.

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