WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court yesterday let stand a ruling that cities may be held liable for monetary damages under the federal Constitution when they violate state laws.

The court's decision not to hear arguments in the case leaves intact a Washington State Supreme Court ruling that the city of Seattle is liable for damages in a dispute with developers stemming from efforts to preserve the city's housing stock.

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