9th Circuit will not rehear gaming compact negotiation case

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear a landmark gaming compact negotiation case in which California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) was found to have negotiated in bad faith.

In April, the court said Schwarzenegger made unfair demands of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. He sought a greater share of gaming revenues without offering a meaningful concession, the decision stated.

Schwarzenegger sought a rehearing of the case, which was denied on Monday. He still could appeal to the the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state has lost similar rulings in at least three other tribal cases.

Get the Story:
Governor’s federal appeal of gaming ruling rejected (The San Diego Union-Tribune 6/8)

9th Circuit Decision:
Rincon Band v. Schwarzenegger (April 20, 2010)

Earlier Story:
Rincon Chair: Schwarzenegger flouted Indian gaming law (5/7)Court decision strikes at revenue-sharing in casino deals (4/30)
Column: Court ruling could hurt support for tribal casinos (4/29)
Editorial: California tribes can't get free ride on casinos (4/26)
Editorial: California deserves a share of tribal revenues (4/26)
Editorial: Appeal decision on tribal compact negotiation (4/23)
Column: Tribal casino revenues no sure bet in California (4/23)
Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case (4/22)
California tribal casino sharing fund slowly losing money (4/22)
Schwarzenegger to ask for rehearing in compact lawsuit (4/21)
Rincon Band wins case on Class III compact negotiation (4/20)
Pauma Band awaits final ruling in gaming compact case (4/19)
Judge indicates he might invalidate Pauma casino compact (4/6)
Another California tribe wins case over slot machine cap (3/31)