Murray v. Gibson - 56 U.S. 421 (1853)
U.S. Supreme Court
Murray v. Gibson, 56 U.S. 15 How. 421 421 (1853)
Murray v. Gibson
56 U.S. (15 How.) 421
A statute of Mississippi, passed in 1846, declares that no record of any judgment recovered in a foreign court against a citizen of that state shall be received as evidence after the expiration of three years from the time of the rendition of such judgment without the limits of the state.
This statute has no application to judgments rendered before its passage. Hence, where it was pleaded as a defense in a suit brought upon a judgment recovered in Louisiana, in 1844, the plea was bad and a demurrer to it sustained.
The case is fully stated in the opinion of the Court.