Guam’s delegate to the American Bar Association, Joaquin Arriola, welcomed American Samoa to the ABA in a letter to Governor Tulafono, Chief Justice Kruse, and ASBA President Sean Morrison. In the letter, Mr. Arriola states that he is “proud and pleased” to welcome American Samoa to the ABA. He said the proposal was passed by an “overwhelming voice vote.”
Mr. Arriola was a strong supporter of the proposal to add American Samoa to the ABA House of Delegates,and one of its leading speakers.
A full copy of the letter may be read here [pdf 91kb].