District Court of Guam
|District Court of Guam
|Appeals to||Ninth Circuit|
|Established||August 1, 1950|
|Chief judge||Frances Tydingco-Gatewood|
|District Court of Guam Official site|
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. Its judges, however, do not have life tenure and it 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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- "The Organic Act of Guam" (PDF). District Court of Guam. Retrieved April 8, 2010.
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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