Federal Judge Rules Against COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

On May 5th, a federal judge ruled that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) eviction moratorium exceeded the agency’s authority. "The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not," wrote US District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich. The US Department of Justice announced it will appeal the judge’s decision.

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