FSM SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Bulletin: The Honorable Andon L. Amaraich, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia
passed away on January 28, 2010. A tribute to the legacy of the
late Chief Justice Amaraich written by Associate Justice Dennis Yamase is posted here.
The decisions of the
FSM Supreme Court and selected decisions of the state courts of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap are published in the 21
volumes of the FSM Supreme Court Interim Reporter. From this
page you can access the decisions from volumes 21. To
access volumes 1 to 10 click here, and volumes 11 to 20 click here.
FSM Supreme Court Interim Reporter citation format for FSM
Supreme Court decisions is as
follows: Name of the case (underlined), _______ FSM Intrm.
_______ (State or Appellate Division; Year). Examples are as
follows: Trial Division - FSM v. Boaz (I), 1 FSM Intrm.
22, (Pon. 1981); Appellate Division - Alaphanso v. FSM, 1 FSM Intrm.
209, (App. 1982). Selected state court
decisions are also included. Their citations are
distinguished by the designation "S. Ct." after the name of the
state and either "App." or "Tr." to designate the appellate or
trial division of the state court, respectively.
opinions set forth on the Legal Information System (LIS) track the
exact page numbering citation format of the cases as they appear in
the FSM Supreme Court Interim Reporters, volumes 1 to 16.
These page number designations can be used for reference and
Any discrepancies in the
content of these opinions should be resolved in favor of the
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A Digest to FSM Supreme
Court Interim Reporters is available in Adobe Acrobat "pdf"
format. Go to the Digest of
Decisions page to access the
downloads of the Digest. An Updator to "shepardize" FSM Supreme
Court opinions is also available in Acrobat "pdf" format. The
updator designates decisions that are overruled or reversed, as well
as provides other information on a decision. A Table of Cases listing all cases
in the FSM Supreme Court Interim Reporters are also available in
Acrobat "pdf". Simply click on the aforementioned links to
access these documents in "pdf" format. Both Updator (118 pages) and
Table of Cases (45 pages) are rather large documents that that may
be more efficiently utilized in hard copy format.
FSM Supreme Court Interim Reporter
A listing of the FSM
Supreme Court Interim Reporter volumes and the cases included within
them follows. Simply click on a volume of the reporter series
and then click on a case to go the first page of the opinion on that
case. If you would like to view cases by topic, click on the Digest
of Decisions (under construction) below.
VOLUME 21 --
21 FSM Reporter: