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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Town, Taxpayers Will Fight Casino Ruling in U.S. Court
John H. Kennedy

Facing long odds, the town of Aquinnah and a community group this week officially decided to fight to overturn an appellate court’s ruling that a gambling hall can be located on tribal land at the Island’s western edge.

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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Soundly for Wampanoag Tribe In Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The U.S. Court of Appeals this week delivered a sharp, clear message to the Wampanoag tribe — it has the right to operate an electronic bingo parlor on protected tribal lands.

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Tribe's Right to Offer Gambling on Vineyard In Hands of Federal Court
John H. Kennedy
A high-stakes legal battle will ultimately determine whether a bingo parlor can be operated on tribal lands at the western tip of the Vineyard.
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Judge Denies Tribe's Motion to Reconsider Casino Ruling
Julia Wells

A federal judge will not reconsider his recent ruling rejecting a bid by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah. The case is now expected to head to a formal appeal process.

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Wampanoag Tribe Asks Judge To Reconsider; HUD Grants Extension
John H. Kennedy

As the Aquinnah tribe presses its case in federal court to open a gambling hall on the Island, it has been granted an extension to repay $1.1 million in federal funds used to build a community center that’s targeted for the casino.

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Tribe Will Appeal U.S. Court Ruling Denying Casino Rights
John H. Kennedy

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will appeal a judge’s ruling denying it the right to operate a gambling hall in Aquinnah.

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