Takings Clause Lawsuit Filed over Eviction Ban

Realtors and landlords sue the CDC in federal court.

A group of realtors and landlords have filed suit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the extension of the eviction moratorium. The National Association of Realtors and the National Apartment Association had already begun a challenge of the ban under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment which prohibits the government-authorized taking of private property without compensation.

On Wednesday, the CDC issued the new order “temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the federal judge who is hearing the case.
  • For the officials of the CDC as they assess public health and issue guidance.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction regarding the mitigation of the virus.

Sources: Reason, NTD.com, CDC.gov


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