Supreme Court Clears Way for Tribe to Build Bingo Hall
John H. Kennedy
On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to wade into the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders said this week they are ready to move ahead with plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.
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Tribe Confirms Plans to Build Bingo Hall on Martha's Vineyard
John H. Kennedy and Steve Myrick

In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to not review the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders in Aquinnah said they are ready to move ahead on plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to wade into the legal fight over the Aquinnah tribe’s gaming aspirations, clearing the way for an electronic bingo facility on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Wampanoag Tribe Takes Land Into Federal Trust
John H. Kennedy

The federal Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs this week announced plans to accept into trust about 15 acres of land for the tribe.

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Final Briefs Are Filed in Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

A final round of arguments was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week before the justices decide whether to take up a challenge to the Aquinnah tribe’s right to conduct electronic bingo on the Island.

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Tribe Opposes Supreme Court Petition
John H. Kennedy

The Aquinnah tribe says enough is enough: the U.S. Supreme Court should reject a last-ditch plea by the town of Aquinnah, the state and a community group to hear an appeal in the long-running casino case.

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Town, State Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The town of Aquinnah, the commonwealth and a community group mounted a last-ditch effort to nullify the Wampanoag tribe’s asserted right to build a gambling hall on the Island.

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Federal Court Issues Stay in Casino Case, Allowing Time for Last Appeal
John H. Kennedy

A federal appeals court this week temporarily froze the effect of its ruling that the Aquinnah tribe has the legal authority to operate a gambling hall on the Vineyard.

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Full U.S. Appeals Court Declines to Hear Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

A federal appeals court has rejected another bid to halt efforts by the Aquinnah Wampanoags to conduct a gambling operation on Martha’s Vineyard, narrowing the legal options for the town, state and community group.

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State Joins Town, Taxpayers in Appeal of Casino Ruling
John H. Kennedy

The commonwealth of Massachusetts joined Aquinnah and a community group this week in challenging a federal appellate panel’s ruling that gave the green light to a tribal gambling facility.

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