June 28, 2013
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by five residents of American Samoa who claimed that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees them US citizenship at birth. Although American Samoans are considered US nationals, American Samoa is the ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Several natives of the US territory American Samoa on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC, arguing that those born in American Samoa should be granted automatic US citizenship. The lawsuit challenges federal laws that except American Samoa from the rule pertaining to all other US ...[read more]
July 22, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates says that the dispute over the Spratly Islands highlights several areas of the international law of the seas and complex issues of multilateral diplomacy that must be dealt with in order to resolve the dispute...Last week, Congressman ...[read more]
July 3, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 3, 2010, the US territory of American Samoa concluded a constitutional convention that approved several amendments to the territory's 1967 constitution. The amendments removed much of the authority of the US Department of the Interior (DOI) in the country and shifted that power to local ...[read more]
January 24, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 24, 2007, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution amending House rules to grant limited voting rights to federal lawmakers from US territories. The resolution introduced extended certain Congressional voting rights to delegates from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, ...[read more]
July 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US territory of American Samoa on Saturday concluded a constitutional convention in which delegates considered proposed changes to the territory's 1967 constitution that would shift authority from the federal government to local officials by removing much of the authority of the US Department ...[read more]
January 24, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a resolution which would amend House rules to grant limited voting rights to federal lawmakers from five US nonstate territories. The resolution, introduced January 19, would extend certain Congressional voting rights to delegates from the District ...[read more]

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