Supreme Court declines to lift CDC eviction ban
The CDC-imposed federal eviction moratorium will live on — at least for another month.
In a 5-to-4 ruling late Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to vacate the ban, which President Joe Biden extended last week for a fourth and likely final time. It is set to expire July 31.
Opponents of the ban, including the Alabama Association of Realtors, among other groups, had challenged the CDC’s statutory authority to prevent landlords from evicting non-paying tenants. A federal judge agreed on May 5, ruling that the CDC had exceeded its mandate, but issued a stay on her own ruling to allow the government time to appeal.
Other challenges from landlords met with mixed success in federal court, but even judges who ruled in their favor neglected to allow evictions while the government appealed. Although property owners’ argument found traction in the courts, ultimately they ran out of time.
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