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Mashpee Wampanoag Litigation

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is currently involved in federal litigation against the U.S. Department of Interior, challenging its decision that the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 did not bring it under federal jurisdiction. See the filings below: Doc … Continue reading

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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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BIA’s Brief in Support of Partial Dismissal in Mashpee Wampanoag Carcieri Challenge

Here are the materials, so far, in Littlefield et. al. v. U.S. Department of Interior (D. Mass.): Doc. 1 – Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Doc. 10 – United States’ Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Partial … Continue reading

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BIA Issues Land into Trust Decision for Mashpee Wampanoag

Here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued a decision approving a request by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to acquire 170 acres of land into trust in the town of Mashpee, Mass., for tribal … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to 2009 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Election

Here are the materials in Ramos v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (D. Mass.): 1 Complaint 9 Amended Complaint 11 BIA Motion to Dismiss 12 Ramos Response 15 BIA Reply 22 DCT Order Dismissing Claim An excerpt: The Plaintiffs, enrolled members … Continue reading

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Judge Gorton Holds Massachusetts Gaming Act Passes Constitutional Scrutiny

Here are the materials in KG Urban v. Patrick (D. Mass.): 140 Mass Gaming Commission Motion for Summary J 143 KG Urban Motion for Summary J 151 KG Urban Opposition 152 Mass Gaming Commission Opposition 153 Mass Gaming Commission Reply … Continue reading

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KG Urban v. Patrick Update — Matter Not Moot

Here are updated materials in KG Urban v. Patrick (D. Mass.): DCT Order Denying MTD Motion to Dismiss KG Urban Opposition Reply Amended complaint here.

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Federal Court Denies Tribal Intervention Motions in KG Urban v. Patrick

Here is that order: DCT Order Denying Intervention The intervention motions are here.

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Interior Solicitor Letter to Mashpee Chairman

Here: Tompkins-Letter-to-Cromwell-032013  

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Mass. Gov. Patrick and Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cromwell Sign Gaming Compact

Contacts: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe: Brooke Scannell – 617-922-0094 Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick: Heather Johnson, Bonnie McGilpin, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025 GOVERNOR PATRICK AND CHAIRMAN CROMWELL SIGN GAMING COMPACT BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH AND MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE BOSTON- Wednesday, March 20, … Continue reading

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