With a week to go the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio ruled in late July that the CDC lacked authority for their national eviction moratorium. According to a report from Reuters, the court’s unanimous ruling on July 23rd means judges in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan are no longer bound by the moratorium. The moratorium is set to expire on 7/31, barring any additional extensions from the Biden Administration.
“The opinion by Judges Alan Norris, Amul Thapar and John Bush said dealing with the evictions during the pandemic could not be delegated to the CDC under existing law.”
“While landlords and tenants likely disagree on much, there is one thing both deserve: for their problems to be resolved by their elected representatives,” wrote Judge Thapar in a concurring opinion.