• March 30, 2024

Federal court refuses to hear appeal against Massachusetts tribe

In Massachusetts, efforts by local and state officials to stop the Wampanoag Tribe Of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from establishing a gambling operation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard have reportedly been dealt a severe blow after a federal court refused to hear an appeal against the tribe.

According to a report from the local Vineyard Gazette newspaper, the island town of Aquinnah had joined with the state and the Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association to petition the six-judge United States Court Of Appeals For The First Circuit to hear their appeal against an April ruling from the Boston-based court that authorized the Wampanoag Tribe Of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to operate a Class II gaming facility.

However, in a one sentence order issued on Wednesday, the full court reportedl…

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