Pacific Islands Committee Archive Finding Aid

INTRODUCTION
The Pacific Islands Committee is one of several committees of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Courts.
 
The mission of the Committee is to keep abreast of developments and to make suggestions for improvement in the administration of justice in former and present Pacific territorial areas in which the U.S. Federal judiciary has continuing responsibilities or interests. The designated jurisdictions are: Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 1
 
SCOPE
The bulk of the material in this collection is from the 1990s and the 2000s.  It includes reports, information and correspondence about the judiciary in the territories of concern to the PIC and records of specific cases reviewed by PIC member-judges. There are files for bi-annual meetings of the Committee in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005.
 
CONTENT
General
Territories
Cases: American Samoa
Cases: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Cases: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Cases: Guam
Cases: Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
Cases: Miscellaneous
Meetings
National Judicial College
Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration
 
1 Pacific Islands Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council. Charter, February 21, 2001. In “Agenda” and “Revised
  Agenda,” Pacific Islands Committee meeting, July 17, 2001, Big Sky, Montana