The government’s Tribal Trust land movement is “political,” according to the city of Mass.

By Andrew Westney (August 2, 2022, 9:20 p.m. EDT) – Residents of a Massachusetts town, seeking a quick victory in their challenge to the US Department of the Interior’s decision to take land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s proposed casino project, told a federal court that the December decision was “politically transparent.”

Residents of Taunton, Mass., said in their motion for summary judgment Monday that the department’s Dec. 22 decision that the tribe qualified to have land in Taunton and the town of Mashpee taken into trust was “arbitrary and capricious.” in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, said in the ruling that…

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