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Federal Appeals Court Finds CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Unlawful


A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the CDC’s moratorium on eviction notices was unlawful.

Newsmax reported this afternoon:

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked authority for the national moratorium it imposed last year on most residential evictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati means judges in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan are no longer bound by the moratorium, said Joshua Kahane, the lawyer who argued the case for a property manager.

The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling in March finding the CDC overstepped its authority when it issued the moratorium last year.

The Hill reported:

In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that the agency had overreached with its eviction moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of July.

The CDC order, originally enacted in September 2020 and subsequently extended by Congress and President Biden, aims to protect cash-strapped tenants who would face overcrowded conditions if evicted.

After a year of this madness, now the courts address the unlawful actions by the CDC.  


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm

    The courts refuse to enforce the Constitution when it comes to our right to freedom of speech or assembly, our right to keep and bear arms, our right to be free of searches without warrants by the government (or its "agents" however tenuous they may appear on the surface) etc. BUT! But they are making damn sure that the relative handful of super rich Billionaires that have already made 3 TRILLION of COVID can keep raking in money by pillaging the poor and middle classes. Bear in mind that a relative handful of slum lords that 2/3's of all rental units in the entire US can immediately begin evict tenants in order to make room for higher profits...

    Sacrifice for the greater good of the entire country? Don't be silly that is only for the little people...