The U.S Supreme Court on Monday left intact a court of appeals opinion that will make it more difficult for states to hold out for certain payments from tribes who want to negotiate compacts to expand or build new casinos.
The court decided not to hear the California appeal by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, a San Diego area tribe that wants to add slot machines to Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort.
By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court effectively upheld Rincon’s view that California went too far in its demands that general fund payments be made in exchange for the right to put hundreds of slots on the casino floor.
Tribes have been watching the case closely, saying the decision will have broad ramifications over compact negotiations between tribes and the governor. EPIC FAIL on the part of Schwarzenegger