Mass. Town Killing Casino By 'Thousand Cuts,' 1st Circ. Hears

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 4:52 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a Martha's Vineyard town told the First Circuit on Monday its zoning laws give it such sway over a tribe's proposed casino that it could dictate the building's paint color, prompting the tribe's lawyer to complain that the long-stalled project was being killed by "a thousand cuts."

William M. Jay of Goodwin Procter LLP, representing Aquinnah, Massachusetts, responded to a question from U.S. Circuit Judge Juan R. Torruella about what local zoning laws apply to the lands of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head due to agreements between the tribe and town that predate the federal Indian Gaming...

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