US District Judge John Barker in Texas has ruled that an eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year and then extended until March is unconstitutional. The ruling does not affect states’ eviction moratoriums.
The judge did not issue a preliminary injunction.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued that the federal government does not have the authority to order property owners not to evict specific tenants; rather the decision whether to enact an eviction moratorium rests with a given state.
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