That which, while uncontradicted, satisfies the
judge and jury it is also that which cannot be contradicted.
2. The record of a court of common law jurisdiction is conclusive as to
the facts therein stated. 2 Wash. 64, 2 H. 55, 6 Conn. 508, But the
judgment and record of a prize court is not conclusive evidence in the
state courts, unless it had jurisdiction of the subject-matter, and whether
it had or not, the state courts may decide. 1 Conn. 429. See as to the
conclusiveness of the judgments of foreign courts of admiralty, 4 Cranch,
421, 434, 3 Cranch, 458, Gilmer, 16 Const. R. 381 1 N. & M. 5 3 7.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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