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FEDERAL COURT

Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Units escort Alapati Vaivai out of District Court
ARRESTED. Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Units escort Alapati Vaivai out of District Court last Wednesday after his hearing, back to the Tafuna Correctional Facility (TCF), where he was processed and released pursuant to a court order. However, after being released, he was immediately...
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Salt Lake City, UTAH — The federal court imposing automatic US citizenship on persons born in American Samoa “violates fundamental principles of self-determination” as well as its “sovereignty and the importance of the fa’aSamoa,” according to the latest filing by the American Samoa Government and...
Federal District Court  Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the several Samoans charged in a major drug case at the federal court in Honolulu has requested that his guilty plea be withdrawn, while federal prosecutors have strongly argued against granting the request. There is no indication on federal court records as to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Justice Department (USDOJ) has hinted — in court filings — at the possibility of the American Samoa Government seeking to intervene as a defendant in the US citizenship lawsuit filed last month in the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. There have been local...