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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJune 10th, 2009
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To confer certain Federal jurisdiction on the High Court of American Samoa, and for other purposes.
Gives the High Court of American Samoa the jurisdiction over any criminal case arising under any law of the United States applicable to American Samoa in which a defendant resides in American Samoa and the violation occurred in the territory of American Samoa. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to appoint: (1) two or more justices to the High Court of American Samoa as needed; and (2) a special prosecutor for American Samoa, whose responsibility shall be to prosecute all criminal violations of laws of the United States over which the High Court of American Samoa has jurisdiction under this Act.