Here's the cert petition you knew was coming, which asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review the California Supreme Court's decision upholding the City of San Jose's "inclusionary housing" requirement by applying rational basis review. The California court held the requirement was not an "exaction," and was no more than a mere zoning regulation or price control.
Here's the Question Presented:
A San Jose, California, ordinance conditions housing development permits upon a requirement that developers sell 15% of their newly-built homes for less than market value to city-designated buyers. Alternatively, developers may pay the city a fee in lieu. The California Supreme Court held that, even where such legislatively-mandated conditions are unrelated to the developments on which they are imposed, they are subject only to rational basis review.
This raises an issue on which the state courts of last resort and federal circuit courts of appeal are split nationwide. The question presented is:
Whether such a permit condition, imposed legislatively, is subject to scrutiny and is invalid under the unconstitutional conditions doctrine as set out in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, 133 S. Ct. 2586 (2013); Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994); and Nollan v. California Coastal Commission, 483 U.S. 825 (1987).
Stay tuned, there will be more.