On March 4, 2002, the California Supreme Court rejected arguments by WLF that a government regulation requiring hotel owners to pay exaction fees to ease the shortage of low-income housing in San Francisco constituted a taking of private property requiring just compensation. On April 11, 2001, WLF filed a brief with the California Supreme Court, arguing that the Constitution’s Takings Clause obligates San Francisco to compensate a hotel owner for a $500,000 exaction the city imposed when it required hotel owners to pay for the “privilege” of renting a greater portion of its rooms to tourists than it rented out in 1979.