Tribal Attorneys Argue Forcefully for Gaming Rights in U.S. Appeals Court
Noah Asimow
The Wampanoag Tribe is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge who said the tribe must obtain local and state building permits before it can build a class II gaming facility.
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Legal Bills Begin to Strain Aquinnah Town Budget
Noah Asimow

Mounting legal bills have prompted the Aquinnah selectmen to tentatively set a special town meeting and special town election for early October.

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Temporary Truce Allows Tribe to Secure Bingo Hall Site in Aquinnah
Noah Asimow

After nearly two months of bickering in and out of court, the Wampanoag tribe and town of Aquinnah have a written agreement that allows the tribe to secure the site of the proposed bingo hall where construction activity has been halted.

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Tribe Presses for Permission to Secure Bingo Hall Site
Noah Asimow
An emergency filing rapidly brought the town of Aquinnah and the Wampanoag tribe back to federal court via conference call with the Hon. Dennis Saylor 4th on Monday afternoon.
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Tribe Agrees to Halt Construction on Bingo Hall Site
Julia Wells

In the latest volley between the town and tribe over the future bingo hall in Aquinnah, tribal leaders agreed this week to halt work on the site until legal issues can be resolved.

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Tribe Seeks Stay in U.S. District Court to Begin Building Bingo Hall
Julia Wells

The Wampanoag tribe registered its strong opposition Thursday to a ruling by a federal judge that it must obtain building permits from the town to construct a bingo hall in Aquinnah.

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Federal Judge Rules Tribe Must Obtain Building Permits for Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

In a stunning turn, a federal district judge in Boston issued a ruling that holds the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) must obtain building permits before constructing a bingo hall on tribal lands.

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MVC Takes Steps to Review Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has set a hearing to review the tribe’s proposed bingo hall.

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Wampanoag Tribe and Town Spar in Court Again
Noah Asimow
In a motion filed in U.S. District Court on April 4, attorneys for the town asked the court to clarify the scope of the court rulings that gave the tribe the right to build a gambling facility.
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Amid Legal Wrangles Over Bingo Hall, Town Hires Boston Attorney
Noah Asimow

The Aquinnah selectmen have retained a Boston attorney to represent the town in potential litigation against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) over the planned bingo hall.

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