Reuters is reporting that the attorneys general of 22 states recently urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s residential eviction moratorium that has been challenged by landlord groups who (rightly) say the CDC far exceeded its authority. The groups asked the Supreme Court to issue an order stopping the CDC’s national ban on evictions, currently set to expire on June 30th. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said it would not lift Judge Friedrich’s stay order. The D.C. Circuit said the CDC eviction ban was likely lawful, but has not yet issued a ruling on the merits of the case.
“The landlord groups said U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich’s May 5 decision nullifying the moratorium should take effect immediately. Despite ruling in favor of the landlords, Friedrich agreed to place her decision on hold to allow President Joe Biden’s administration to appeal.”
“Every day the stay remains in place, applicants’ property continues to (be) unlawfully occupied and their rental income continues to be unlawfully cut off,” the landlords wrote. “Nine months of overreach is enough.”