A federal judge will not reconsider his recent ruling rejecting a bid by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah.

In a one-sentence decision on Wednesday this week, U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor 4th denied a request to reconsider by tribe attorneys.

“After careful consideration and review, the [152] motion of defendants and counterclaim-plaintiffs for reconsideration is denied,” the decision said.

The case is now expected to head to a formal appeal process in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the first circuit.

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