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Guam Court Decisions
- Supreme Court (Guam)
- U.S. District Court (D. Guam)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals—Jurisdiction
Public Law 108-378 (October 30, 2004) removed from the Organic Act of Guam (see below) a provision that formerly empowered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review by writ of certiorari all final decisions of the highest court of Guam from which a decision could be had.
Guam Organic Law and Legislation
- Organic Act of Guam
NOTE—Guam is an unincorporated, organized territory of the United States. It is “unincorporated” because not all provisions of the U.S. Constitution apply to the territory. Guam is an “organized” territory because Congress provided the territory with an organic act, under which the Secretary of the Interior has administrative responsibility for the territory. The organic act provides for a republican form of government with locally elected executive and legislative branches and an appointed judicial branch. The judicial system includes a territorial supreme court and a U.S. district court.
Acts of Congress
Guam Rules of Procedure and Practice
Guam Administrative Law Sources
- Guam Administrative Rules
- Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
Guam Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law.
Guam Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Guam Commentary
Guam Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Guam Court Information
See generally the Guam Unified Courts Web Site. See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
- Guam Superior Court: Forms
- Guam Small Claims Court: Forms
- U.S. District Court: Forms
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Forms
Other Guam Resources
Board of Law Examiners
Guam Bar Association
Legal Research and Assistance
- Guam Law Library
- Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- Guam Legal Services Corporation
Contact information only.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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