Tag Archives: Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

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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Mass. High Court Rejects Easements by Necessity that would Favor Wampanoag Tribe

Here are the materials in Kitras v. Town of Aquinnah: Aquinnah Gay Head Amicus Brief Kitras Brief Kitras Reply Brief Kitras Supplemental Brief Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commn Brief Mass SJC Opinion Massachusetts Brief Pill Amicus Brief Real Estate Bar … Continue reading

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Massachusetts High Court Puts State Gaming Ban Initiative on Ballot

Here is the opinion in Abdow v. Attorney General (Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct.). We posted links to briefs here. An excerpt: The issue presented on appeal is whether an initiative petition meant to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish … Continue reading

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State-Wide Gaming Ban Referendum at Issue in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts will soon decide whether a state-wide referendum to ban gaming can go forward. Here are the briefs in Abdow v. Attorney General (Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct.): Interveners-Appellants Sarno Brief Intervener-Appellants Rizzo Sub Brief Interveners-Appellants … Continue reading

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Federal Court Strikes USFWS Cape Wind Decision

Here is the opinion in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Beaudreu (D.D.C.): 371 DCT Order The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) was part of this suit as well.

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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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NIGC and Interior Opinions on Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

Here: Aquinnah Land Opinion 10-25-13 copy 2013.08.23 – Aquinnah Settlement Act Interpretation (signed)-2 copy

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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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KG Urban Reply Brief in First Circuit Appeal

Here: KG Urban Reply Brief

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