Tribe Moves For Quick Win In Martha's Vineyard Gambling Row

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2015, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A Native American tribe on Thursday urged a Massachusetts federal judge to shut down the commonwealth’s suit over a gambling project the tribe is pursuing on Martha’s Vineyard, arguing it doesn’t need state government approval now that it has the federal go-ahead on the project.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, also known as the Aquinnah Tribe, argued that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act granted it — and not the Massachusetts government — jurisdiction over the land, thereby allowing the gambling project to move forward, according...
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