Washington Law Review


F. C. Hackman


Among the acts passed at the recent session of the Washington legislature, and which became effective June 12, 1929, is one entitled "An Act relating to judgments, their duration, lien, assignment and satisfaction and repealing certain acts relating thereto." This act purports to be a comprehensive and complete declaration of the law upon the subject-matter set forth in the title, to apply to judgments of both state and federal courts, and to repeal existing laws relating to the matters covered by the act. The principal purpose of its enactment was to repeal the existing provisions of the code relating to the lien of judgments of federal courts which were clearly invalid in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Rhea v. Smith, and to substitute therefor provisions deemed valid and applicable. The problem to be considered herein is whether the new act accomplishes that particular purpose or object.

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