The High Court of American Samoa is the center of judicial authority in American Samoa. The courts are divided into a High Court, a District Court, and Village Courts. The courts remain judicially independent from the American Samoa Government by being directly administered by the U.S. Department of Interior. The High Court is an Article IV court, meaning that it was created by an Act of Congress rather than by the U.S. Constitution.
There are a number of divisions of the High Court, including the Criminal Division, the Civil Division, the Lands & Titles Division, and the Family, Drug, and Alcohol Division, and an Appellate Division. The various divisions are overseen by the justices and judges of the courts.
The District Court of American Samoa handles misdemeanors, infractions, and small claims.