In a major victory for landlords, the United States Supreme Court has called a halt to one of President Joe Biden’s actions.
“The Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium in a 6-3 decision on Thursday,” according to National Review. [emphasis added]
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the moratorium earlier this month to cover counties with “high” or “substantial” coronavirus spread, which as of Wednesday included the vast majority of counties in the U.S. The order was issued after a previous nationwide moratorium instituted during the Trump administration expired on July 31.
“‘It would be one thing if Congress had specifically authorized the action that the CDC has taken. But that has not happened,’ the Court majority wrote in an unsigned opinion.
“The majority held that the statute the CDC cited when implementing the moratorium, section 361(a) of the Public Health Service Act, does not grant the CDC authority to halt evictions.” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to National Review.
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