Ruling reversed that blocked tribe's casino bid

Boston • A native American tribe’s plans for a gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard gained a second life Tuesday after a federal appeals court reversed a lower court decision blocking the long-sought project. The decision made public Tuesday ruled the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe exercises sufficient government powers on its lands to be considered a sovereign tribal nation that can conduct limited gambling under federal law without seeking local approvals. In rejecting a key premise in the 2015 lower...

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