District Court of Guam

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Coordinates: 13°28′38″N 144°44′33″E / 13.4771°N 144.7426°E / 13.4771; 144.7426 (District Court of Guam)

District Court of Guam[1]
(D. Guam)
Location Hagåtña, Guam
Appeals to Ninth Circuit
Established August 1, 1950
Judges assigned 1
Chief judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
District Court of Guam Official site
The District Court of Guam

The District Court of Guam[1] (in case citations, D. Guam) is a United States territorial court with jurisdiction over the United States territory of Guam. It sits in the capital, Hagåtña.

The District Court of Guam was established in 1950 by The Organic Act of Guam 48 U.S.C. § 1424, to have the same jurisdiction as a United States district court.[1] Its judges, however, do not have life tenure and is therefore not a true Article III court. Because the District Court of Guam is a part of the Ninth Circuit, appeals of the court's decisions are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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  1. ^ a b c "The Organic Act of Guam". District Court of Guam. Retrieved 2010-04-08. "The judicial authority of Guam shall be vested in a court established by Congress designated as the "District Court of Guam" ...The District Court of Guam shall have the jurisdiction of a district court of the United States, including, but not limited to, the diversity jurisdiction provided for in 1332 of title 28, United States Code, and that of a bankruptcy court of the United States." 

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