Tag Archives: District of Massachusetts

Additional Amended Final Judgments in Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Case

Here are the additional materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 201 Amended Final Judgment 205 State Motion to Amend 207 Tribe Motion to Stay Judgment 208 Opposition to 205 215 Second Amended … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Issues Final Judgment for Town of Aquinnah on Remand from First Circuit

Here are the materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 181 Town Motion for Final Judgment 183 Community Assn Motion 185 Tribe Opposition 196 Tribe Surreply 197 Community Assn Reply 198 State Brief … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Martha’s Vineyard Landowners Suit for Compensation after Failed Land Disputes with Tribe, State, Everyone Else

Here are the materials in DeCoulos v. Town of Aquinnah (D. Mass.): 15 town of aquinnah motion to dismiss 20 community association motion to dismiss 24 opposition 35 dct order

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Nipmuc Nation Loses Federal Recognition Suit

Here are the materials in Nipmuc Nation v. Zinke (D. Mass.): 35 Tribe Motion for Summary J 40-1 BIA Opposition 46 Tribe Response 51 BIA Reply 58 DCT Order

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Interior Loses Mashpee Wampanoag Trust Acquisition Challenge

Here are the materials in Littlefield v. Dept. of Interior (D. Mass.): 56 Interior Motion for Summary J 59 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 69 City of Taunton Amicus Brief 81 DOI Supplemental Brief 82 Plaintiffs Supplemental Brief 83 USET … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses NAGPRA Private Tort Claim against US

Here are the materials in Jensen v. National Park Service (D. Mass.): 24 NPS Motion to Dismiss 27 Opposition 28 DCT Order Dismissing Complaint

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Students of Color (incl. Natives) Denied Intervention in Anti-Affirmative Action Suit Targeting Harvard

Here are the materials in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (D. Mass.): 31 Motion to Intervene 37 Opposition 38 Harvard Response 42 Reply 52 DCT Order on Intervention

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Massachusetts Gaming Claims against Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Survive Motions to Dismiss; Counterclaims Do, Too

Here are the updated materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 65 Massachusetts Opposition to Rule 19 Motion 67 Aquinnah-Gay Head Community Opposition to 11th Amendment Motion to Dismiss 71 Wampanoag Tribe of Gay … Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation Allowed to Proceed with Avandia Suit against GlaxoSmithKline in Cherokee Courts

Here are the materials in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Cherokee Nation (D. Mass.): 62 GlaxoSmithKline Motion 63 US Memorandum 65 Cherokee Nation Motion 68 GlaxoSmithKline Reply 70 Cherokee Nation Reply 79 DCT Order An excerpt: The dispute in this case centers … Continue reading

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Update in Massachusetts Suit over Gaming on Martha’s Vineyard

Here are the new materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 37 Aquinnah Community Association Motion to Intervene + Proposed Complaint 39 Town of Aquinnah Motion to Intervene 41 Wampanoag Opposition to Town … Continue reading

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