The American Samoa Bar Association has posted new filings in the federal case of Tuaua v. United States, concerning citizenship for American Samoans. The new filings include the U.S. Government's motion to dismiss, and Rep. Eni Faleomavaega's amicus brief in opposition to the plaintiffs. These filings and more information can be found on the Legal Issues page concerning citizenship - here.
If you graduated from an American Samoa high school or have personal ties with American Samoa and you are currently enrolled as a post-graduate law student in good standing, then you are eligible to apply for an American Samoa Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship grant for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. The ASBA will award a minimum of $1,000 in scholarship grants this year.
Deadline: Please note that your completed application must be post-marked or received via email no later than June 30, 2012 in order to be considered.
Please read the scholarship announcement for how to apply:
For those who missed it, or those who wish to attend again, the Bar Association's 40th Anniversary Law Conference will be airing tonight, May 2, 2012 on KVZK Channel 5 at 9:30pm.