Mass. Tribe Says Nixing Casino Will Permanently Hurt It

Law360, New York (July 27, 2015, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts tribe urged a federal judge Monday to deny a town’s bid to prevent it from building a casino on Martha’s Vineyard claiming that a delay would result in permanent revenue loss for its government.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head said in a memorandum that its members will be irreparably harmed by roadblocks from the Town of Aquinnah because revenue from the proposed casino is meant to provide essential tribal government services that are “desperately underfunded.” Under federal law, the tribe is required to...
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