3.0207 Divisions and sessions—Composition.

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(a) The High Court shall consist of an Appellate Division, a Trial Division and a Land and Titles Division.

(b) The High Court shall hold the regular sessions of its Appellate, Trial and Land and Titles Divisions in the Court House in the village of Fagatogo, Tutuila, and may hold sessions of any division at such other places in American Samoa as the business of the court requires and as the Chief Justice may designate from time to time.

History: 1967, PL 10-17; 1968, PL 10-62; 1969, PL 11-54; 1970, PL I1-116; PL 11-119; amd 1979, PL I6-28 § 13.

Amendments: 1979 Subsection (a): deleted probate division. Subsection (b): deleted reference to probate division at beginning in list of divisions and deleted “special” from before “sessions of any division”.

Case Notes:

Even exercising discretion under subsection (a), Chief Justice could not so enlarge jurisdiction of public health court to hear case involving dogs. In re Dogs in Tafuna, ASR (1978).