3.0101 Vesting of judicial power.

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The judicial power of American Samoa shall be vested in a High Court of American Samoa, a district court, and a village court in each village.

History: 1969, PL 11-54; amd 1979, 16-28 § 3.

Amendments: 1979 Deleted provision for district court in each village and added provisions for a district court, and for a village court in each village.

Case Notes:

There is no provision of the American Samoa Code which gives any Court in the Territory, or any division or department of any court, either expressly or by implication, in rem admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. Vessel Fijian Swift v. Trial Division, 4 ASR 983 (1975).