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The U.S. Supreme Court won’t weigh in on a California dispute over the payments some municipalities require developers to make to support low-income housing.

The justices on Monday denied review in 616 Croft Ave. v. West Hollywood, a challenge to that city’s “inclusionary zoning” policy that required builders of an 11-unit condominium in 2011 to pay a $540,393.28 “affordable housing fee” to help subsidize construction of low-income housing elsewhere in the city. In some instances, builders instead are required to sell 20 percent of their units at below-market prices.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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