Federal Judge Leaves CDC Eviction Ban Intact

Ruled in keeping with the D.C. Circuit Court’s previous decision.

The CDC’s eviction moratorium and the legal confusion it has caused in the courts caused another group of landlords to renew their case in federal court to block the extension of the eviction ban. However, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich upheld the eviction moratorium in this case last week, stating that she had to follow circuit court precedent over Supreme Court precedent.

“It is true that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in this case strongly suggests that the CDC is unlikely to succeed on the merits,” Judge Friedrich wrote later in her opinion. “But the [District] Court’s hands are tied. The Supreme Court did not issue a controlling opinion in this case, and circuit precedent provides that the votes of dissenting Justices may not be combined with that of a concurring Justice to create binding law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For district court judges who are navigating laws and precedents in their decisions.
  • That the president and his administration would uphold the Constitution in their crafting of policies.
  • That Judge Friedrich would be granted insight and understanding as she hears more of these cases.

Sources: AP, The Hill


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