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The  American Samoa Code Annotated is a collection of statutes that have been passed by the Legislature.  It is organized into titles that cover broad areas of the law.  They are often divided into Chapters.  Sometimes they are further divided into sub chapters, parts, and sub parts. 

When practitioners want to discuss a statute, they often cite to a code section.  For instance, the code section for Assault in the Third Degree is A.S.C.A. § 46.3522.   

The structure of the code section can tell a person where the section is in the law.  The number in front of the periods is the title, 46 Criminal Justice.  The first two numbers after the code section are the chapter, 35 Offenses Against the Person.  The last two numbers indicate the section. 

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