Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of the CDC's Eviction Moratorium [August 30, 2021] [open pdf - 685KB]
From the Document: "On August 26, 2021, the Supreme Court blocked enforcement [hyperlink] of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) nationwide temporary eviction moratorium issued on August 3, 2021. In granting [hyperlink] the plaintiffs' emergency motion to vacate a lower court's ruling allowing the moratorium to remain in place pending appeal, the Court determined [hyperlink] that the plaintiffs were 'virtually certain to succeed on the merits of their argument that the CDC has exceeded its authority.' The Court did not reach a decision on the merits of the underlying case regarding whether the CDC has the legal authority to impose an eviction moratorium, as that case is on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ('D.C. Circuit'). The CDC originally imposed a nationwide, temporary federal moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020 [hyperlink], shortly after a narrower set of eviction protections established by the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act (§ 4024) expired [hyperlink]. [...] Citing [hyperlink] a surge of cases spurred by the Delta variant, the CDC issued a new order [hyperlink] on August 3, 2021 implementing another eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021 [hyperlink]."
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