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State v. Najjar

Decided: May 9, 1949.

THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
HAIM NAJJAR, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT



On appeal from a judgment of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court whose opinion is reported in 1 N.J. Super. 208, 63 A.2d 807.

For affirmance -- Chief Justice Vanderbilt, and Justices Case, Heher, Oliphant, Wachenfeld, Burling and Ackerson. For reversal -- None.

Per Curiam

The following decisions by this court made since the filing of the opinion below have a bearing upon the subject matter thereof and should be noted. Where the validity of a foreign divorce decree is collaterally attacked, the issue may be determined despite the fact that at the time of the decree neither party was domiciled in this state. Morrissey v. Morrissey, 1 N.J. 448, 64 A.2d 209. "The basis of jurisdiction to dissolve the matrimonial status is domicile. * * * It is almost a matter of common knowledge that the prevalent 'mail order' Mexican divorce is a nullity." Tonti v. Chadwick, 1 N.J. 531, 64 A.2d 436.

The judgment appealed from is affirmed for the reasons stated by the Appellate ...


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