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American SamoaA U.S. Supreme Court on October 17 declined to consider whether American Samoans have full U.S citizenship at birth. American Samoans challenging the current law, in which they are considered U.S. “nationals” at birth but not citizens, say it is a “vestige of racist policies” toward territories. They say that the Court relied upon “Insular Cases”, a series of long-criticised early 20th century Supreme Court rulings. The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case means the lower court ruling remains in place. 

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