Why The Rincon Decision Matters

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the decision of the Ninth Circuit rejecting a Class III tribal-state gaming compact negotiated by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians. The issue of this case's impact on Indian gaming and state governments is already a topic of international debate.

The Rincon Band challenged the legality of California's "second generation" compacts pursuant to which the signatory tribes would be entitled to increase their slot machine count in return for paying percentages...
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