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James Barlow

James Genne Barlow
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has transferred to the Washington D.C. federal court, the habeas corpus petition filed last year by a U.S citizen currently serving a 24-year prison term in American Samoa for a conviction in a case involving three male juveniles. James Genne...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has been a U.S. territory since 1900. But unlike every other territory in he U.S., it has no federal court because it’s an “unorganized territory.” It’s also the only U.S. territory that refuses to obey the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same...
James Barlow in a photo from his GoFundMe site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — James Barlow, a 72-year-old gay U.S. citizen currently imprisoned in American Samoa, is battling with the U.S. territory’s High Court over a 24-year prison sentence allegedly spearheaded by “a fanatic prosecutor [with] a homophobic vendetta.” While his case is unique (...