Federal Appeals Court Finds CDC Eviction Moratorium Unlawful

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A federal appeals court ruled that the CDC exceeded its authority by temporarily halting evictions amid the pandemic. The moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Landlords argued that the moratorium amounts to unlawful government overreach that costs property owners $13-billion each month. The Supreme Court rejected a different case last month from landlords who were seeking to have the eviction ban lifted. -GEG

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, enacted in September 2020 and subsequently extended by Congress and President Biden, aims to protect tenants who would face overcrowded conditions if evicted.

But in its Friday ruling, the court rejected the CDC’s two-pronged argument that the eviction freeze was within its authority, or that Congress authorized the measure after the fact as part of its COVID-19 relief legislation.

It was not immediately clear what practical impact would result from the ruling, which affirmed a March decision by a federal judge in Tennessee in favor of a group of landlords. That lower court ruling, by U.S. District Judge Mark Norris, a Trump appointee, blocked enforcement of the eviction freeze throughout the Western District of Tennessee.

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Tom Ball
Tom Ball
10 months ago

Just as I expected. First they deprive people of their employment and get them to go along with it by offering them “free money” (‘legal’ counterfeit) . Then once the person is unemployed and all his resources , government or otherwise, are exhausted, then they step in and repossess his house or have him kicked out so that he’ll be screaming for a “guaranteed income” and full fledged communism.

As soon as they have you dependent on the government , then they can force you to do anything they say or else pull the rug out from under you.

10 months ago
  1. who are they to make laws?
  2. people should squat at all the residences of all cdc employees.