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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ready for lawsuit on casino plan

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is prepared to sue the state to assert its gaming rights, an attorney said.

One lawsuit would determine the tribe's rights under H.3702, the state's gaming law. Another would accuse Gov. Deval Patrick (D) of negotiating in bad faith.

"Hope springs eternal, but we're running out of time," attorney Scott Crowell told The Cape Cod Times. "We're skeptical we're going to get a fair shake."

The tribe is hosting public forums this week to discuss plans for a casino. The tribe also will reveal its financial backers.

Get the Story:
Aquinnah to announce casino backers today (The Cape Cod Times 5/7)
Aquinnah prepared to challenge state on casinos (The Cape Cod Times 5/6)
Aquinnah 'meet and greet' Tuesday in Lakeville (South Coast Today 5/6)
Wampanoags set casino meet-and-greets in Freetown, Lakeville (The Fall River Herald News 5/5)
Aquinnah Town Counsel Says Wampanoags Lack Authority to Build a Casino on the Vineyard (The Vineyard Gazette 5/4)

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