Mass., Tribe Butt Heads Over Martha's Vineyard Casino

Law360, New York (July 24, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The state of Massachusetts and a Native American tribe traded blows in federal court Thursday over a proposed gambling project on Martha’s Vineyard, with the state arguing that the tribe needs local permission to open the facility while the tribe says federal rules apply to the land the project will sit on.

Opposing a summary judgment motion by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, also known as the Aquinnah Tribe, the commonwealth said a settlement agreement entered into by the parties in 1983 gave the tribe...
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