CDC Eviction Moratorium Ruled Unlawful

 The three-judge federal appeals court panel voted unanimously.

Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the CDC’s implementation of a rent and eviction moratorium for landlords during the pandemic was an overreach of authority. The panel of three judges affirmed the conclusion made in March by U.S. District Judge Mark Norris in Tennessee, which halted the enforcement of the moratorium in the western portion of the state.

It is unclear how this decision will affect future court rulings, and a ruling made by the Supreme Court last month to reject the lift of the eviction ban makes the future for legal precedent uncertain. However, the CDC’s moratorium does expire on July 31. Though the legal ruling did not overturn the eviction freeze, the CDC is not expected to seek to extend it.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the CDC to work within its authority to safeguard American health.
  • That federal courts would continue to uphold the Constitution.
  • For President Biden as he leads with the input and decisions of legal experts.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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