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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)
Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win (April 25, 2017)
The state of Massachusetts is joining efforts to overturn the tribe's victory.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)
Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
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Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (December 9, 2016)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (December 7, 2016)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (June 21, 2016)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (June 1, 2016)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case (February 3, 2016)
A federal judge determined that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not apply to the tribe's reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (January 29, 2016)
The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (January 6, 2016)
A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming
Legislation | Litigation
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)
Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case (November 23, 2015)
The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case (November 16, 2015)
A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (August 13, 2015)
A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

State suffers setback in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino suit
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State suffers setback in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino suit (July 3, 2014)
The state claims the tribe gave up its gaming rights under a land claim settlement.

Judge upholds tribal provision in Massachusetts casino law
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Judge upholds tribal provision in Massachusetts casino law (January 10, 2014)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tribal provision in the Massachusetts gaming law.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to casino bid
Casino Stalker | NIGC
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to casino bid (November 13, 2013)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is facing opposition to its plan for a Class II gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still wants to join gaming lawsuit
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still wants to join gaming lawsuit (July 2, 2013)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is still seeking to intervene in a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. The tribe asserted its gaming rights in a lawsuit filed by a non-Indian developer. A federal judge, however, said the state can represent any tribal...

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino
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Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino (March 19, 2013)
Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge delayed a hearing into a lawsuit that challenges a tribal casino preference in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, reserves the casino in...

Judge to hear from parties in Massachusetts gaming law case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge to hear from parties in Massachusetts gaming law case (December 13, 2012)
A court hearing on Monday looks to be a busy affair as a federal judge sorts out a gaming dispute in Massachusetts. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, sued the state in order to compete for a casino under H.3702....

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe seeks to intervene in gaming suit
Legislation | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe seeks to intervene in gaming suit (September 10, 2012)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is seeking to join a lawsuit that challenges H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law. The law reserves a casino in southeastern Massachusetts for "a federally recognized tribe." But state officials have locked the Aquinnah out of the...

Editorial: Decision reveals flaws in Massachusetts' gaming law
Opinion
Editorial: Decision reveals flaws in Massachusetts' gaming law (August 6, 2012)
"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit gives life to KG Urban Enterprises' bid to build a billion dollar casino at the site of an abandoned power plant in New Bedford. The decision also gives KG some losses...

1st Circuit revives challenge over tribal provisions in gaming law
Legislation | Litigation
1st Circuit revives challenge over tribal provisions in gaming law (August 2, 2012)
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday revived a lawsuit that challenges the tribal provisions of H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law. The law authorizes three casinos in different regions of the state. The facility in Region C -- southeastern...

Developer appeals ruling in Massachusetts gaming lawsuit
Legislation | Litigation
Developer appeals ruling in Massachusetts gaming lawsuit (February 23, 2012)
K.G. Urban Enterprises will continue to fight tribal provisions in H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law. On February 16, a federal judge upheld the constitutionality of the law, which reserves one casino for "a federally recognized tribe." KG claims the provision...

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