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Before REAVLEY, DAVIS, and STEWART, Circuit Judges. W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge.

This case presents the question of whether a judgment entered in one federal court and then registered in a second federal court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1963, may be re-registered and enforced in a third federal court, a process termed “successive registration.” Under § 1963, a judgment from one federal court that is registered in another federal court “shall have the same effect as a judgment of the district court of the district where registered and may be enforced in like manner.” This statutory language, together with the authorities cited below, persuade us that registered judgments are to be given the same effect as rendered judgments so that § 1963 permits registration and enforcement of registered judgments in the third district court. We therefore reverse the district court and remand the case.

 
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