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Ruling puts tribe hope for casino in doubt

US justices bar land trust tactic

Middleborough voters gathered in July 2007 for an outdoor hearing and vote on tribal casino plans, which were approved. Middleborough voters gathered in July 2007 for an outdoor hearing and vote on tribal casino plans, which were approved. (Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / February 25, 2009

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The US Supreme Court delivered a crippling setback yesterday to the Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusetts and many other tribes across the nation that are seeking to build casinos, ruling that the federal government cannot place land into trust for newly recognized tribes. (Full article: 926 words)

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