Article IV, section 1 of the United States Constitution commands that “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the
. . . of every other State.”‘ But what happens corruption occurs and People or kids are kidnapped by the government or some of THEIR elites? Were doctors used by the Nazi? Or what about … what happened on
November 25 1999, when A five-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is found on Thanksgiving Day clinging to an inner tube three miles off the coast of Florida? Where was political asylum under Janet Reno?
When a child custody proceeding go on to benefit a party…usually a government, elite or woman …. Is that a “judicial proceeding” within the meaning of the “full faith and credit” clause of the Constitution?
So why do non-custodial parents can easily find a “friendly forum” willing to modify a valid custody decree? The problem of the “friendly forum” arises in that while a decree awarding custody is final on conditions then existing, it may always be modified by a showing of changed circumstances.
The United States Supreme Court, in New York ex rel. Halvey v. Halvey,’ held that custody decrees are not entitled to “full faith and credit” since a sister state should have “as much leeway to disregard the judgment, to qualify it, or to depart from it as does the State where it was rendered.