Gov. Schwarzenegger jumps into compact fight

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) filed a brief in a case that seeks to halt a February 2008 vote on four Class III gaming compacts.

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians sued to block the referendum. The tribe says gaming compacts can't be put to a public vote.

Schwarzenegger agrees and says the referendum will distract voters from other issues. The governor asked the court to resolve the case quickly.

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