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Interstate Relations

Chapter 4 Section 3


Interstate Compact = Agreements among StatesStates are NOT allowed to enter into treaties or compacts with foreign nations

Interstate Compacts


Article IV Section 1 – “Full faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts (laws), Records (birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc.), and judicial Proceedings (outcome of court decisions) of every other State”Each State has to recognize and respect the validity of other States’ laws/rulingsApplies ONLY to civil, NOT criminal, matters

Full Faith and Credit


Extradition – the legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one State can be returned to that StateMost often, extradition requests are approved by governorsThe federal government can order an unwilling governor to extradite a fugitive (Puerto Rico v. Branstad)



No state can draw unreasonable distinctions between its own residents and residents of another StateEach State has to recognize the right of any American to travel in, or become a resident of that State (but a State can establish a certain time period that a person must live within that State before gaining residency)

Privileges and Immunities

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