Supreme Court allows federal peasant eviction moratorium to be maintained

Washington – Tuesday’s Supreme Court Federal Moratorium on Eviction Stay in place imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Without comment, the court refused to take up emergency appeals from the Alabama Real Estate Agents Association and other groups alleging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beyond that authority by imposing a moratorium last fall.

This means that a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuits maintains a moratorium while the proceedings pass the court.

Four conservatives in the court, Associate Judge Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett, said they would have blocked the moratorium.

The move continued until July 31, a few days after the Biden administration extended the moratorium for another 30 days. Authorities told the court that the CDC would not extend the moratorium again after the end of next month.

Deputy Judge Brett Kavanaugh said in favor that he believed the CDC exceeded its authority in the national moratorium. However, he signaled that government agencies would end the freeze “in just a few weeks,” and “in these weeks, additional, more orderly distribution of parliamentary rental aid funds would be possible.” Said. It is in place.

Maricopa County Consulate Lenny Macroski expelled a tenant in Phoenix, Arizona on October 6, 2020 with unpaid rent.

Maricopa County Consulate Lenny Macroski expelled a tenant in Phoenix, Arizona on October 6, 2020 with unpaid rent.

As the coronavirus settled in the United States last year and millions of Americans lost their jobs, Congress approved a ban on landlords evictions as part of their financial response. The parliamentary ban on evictions for peasants ended in July, and President Donald Trump’s CDC imposed its own moratorium in September.

In March, President Joe Biden extended the freeze on the grounds of opposition to infringing ownership, causing financial difficulties for landlords and real estate managers.

Acting Secretary of Justice Elizabeth Prelogger told the Supreme Court that federal law gives the Department of Health and Human Services broad authority to enact regulations “necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of infectious diseases.” ..

A district court judge ruled that the federal government had exceeded its authority and decided to lift the freeze last month. However, the judge in this case was able to maintain the order and maintain the ban on eviction of peasants. The real estate group appealed for the stay, An urgent request to the Supreme Court of the country.

This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Supreme Court: Federal Peasant Eviction Moratorium Continues

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