The Harrah's Rincon Casino in California. Photo: HarrahsSoCal

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Rincon Band compact case

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Department of Justice to submit a brief in a gaming compact case.

The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians sued Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for demanding a bigger share of tribal gaming revenues. In April, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state was negotiating in bad faith.

Schwarzenegger filed an appeal but the Supreme Court wants to hear from the Obama administration before deciding whether to hear the case. The order was issued yesterday.

Other tribes have won similar rulings against Schwarzenegger.

Get the Story:
High court may decide on state's bid for revenue (The San Francisco Chronicle 12/14)

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

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