A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control exceeded its authority in ordering a nationwide moratorium on evictions to help renters remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that the CDC has no legal authority to establish such a ban.
“The question for the court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium?” Friedrich wrote, according to The Hill.
“It does not.”
In March, the CDC extended its eviction ban to July 1, just two days before it was set to expire.
A coalition of property owners have challenged the moratorium in court and a number of other judges have previously ruled that the ban is illegal. Other judges, however, have limited their rulings to apply to only the parties involved in the lawsuit.
Friedrich said her ruling should apply nationwide, though Justice Department attorneys had asked that she keep the scope of her ruling narrow.
Friedrich cited prior rulings, writing that “this position is at odds with settled precedent.”
Luke Wake, an attorney who represented the group of landlords, said the ruling showed that they “have been right all along.”
President Joe Biden’s administration has eyed vouchers for those at risk of eviction and for cities to invest in housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge told reporters Wednesday.
“We have put enough money in the system through the [American Rescue Plan] that people should come out of this June 30,” she said, according to Axios.
“So that in itself is going to allow us hopefully to keep people in their homes, as well as those people who actually have homes through FHA or through the federal government.”
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WOW. There are still judges that have sense in this nation. What a miracle.
The CDC is nothing but a communist political organization. What a joke they are setting policy. Good for this Judge. Secondly, the economy should have never been shut down, so people could pay their bills. Supermarkets, Walmart, Costco and Amazon could remain open but other businesses had to remain closed, because of covid? What kind of “follow the science” is that bull?
ITs the “Follow the money of those who PAY FOR OUR being in office” science..
Don’t be surprised if the CDC becomes a quasi law enforcement agency along with the WHO and the UN! It will all be part of the plan to be chipped. More HIPAA laws have been violated in the past 14 months and no push back, only compliance by the sheep!! Of course when it comes to Government funded abortions then it is my body my choice!!
IN some ways, the CDC Is already a “quasi-LE” org… Check their powers of quarantining folks..