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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five government officials who are members of the COVID-19 Task Force and defendants in a federal lawsuit, have requested the US District Court, Central District of California to “dismiss the case with prejudice” against them, as the court “has no personal jurisdiction...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Before and after the plaintiff’s lawsuit was filed in 2021, there was no American Samoa statute, no American Samoa administrative rule or regulation or any policy that had the effect of law, which prohibited services dogs from being imported to American Samoa,” argued...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s new rules — effective for only 120-days — allowing service animals to enter the territory is “a sham to make the case appear moot,” according to the latest filing by a local resident, who has a lawsuit pending in the US District Court, Central District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A federal court judge in California has denied without prejudice the ex-parte application by a local resident, identified in court documents, as Jane Doe for a temporary restraining order (TRO) an order to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not be issued...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During last Friday afternoon’s status hearing, via teleconference at the federal court in Honolulu, US District Court Chief Judge, J. Michael Seabright was informed by attorney for AST Telecom LLC, d/b/a Bluesky Communication, that low hanging cables at Alega village...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has ordered four Alega residents, who are suing ASG — along with current and former government officials, as well as the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority and AST Telecom d/b/a Bluesky Communications and their current and former...
Bluesky wires in the trees in Alega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an order issued on Tuesday this week, US Chief Judge J. Michael Seabright at the federal court in Honolulu, set a briefing schedule with respect to a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), sought by Alega residents in their complaint against AST Telecom dba...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territory of American Samoa — through ASG and the Governor’s Office — has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court decision dealing with the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in...
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(PRESS RELEASE) — James Glenn Barlow has decided to dismiss his habeas corpus action against the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in Washington, D.C.  In this litigation Barlow complains he was wrongfully convicted for sexual acts with teen-aged boys and that his trial was unfair because of a number...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In consideration for — among other things — refraining from arresting the fishing vessel American Eagle and dismissing a lawsuit pending in the High Court of American Samoa, owners of the American Eagle proposed a “Letter of Undertaking” as security to all claims filed...

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