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DOJ files appeal of Trump-appointed judge's ruling on CDC eviction moratorium

February 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The Department of Justice has filed an appeal of a federal judge's decision this week that declared the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium unconstitutional.

(CNN)The Department of Justice has filed an appeal of a federal judge's decision this week that declared the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium unconstitutional.

CDC that the CDC's eviction moratorium exceeds Congress' powers under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause, and the Department has appealed that decision," Brian M.

"The decision, however, does not extend beyond the particular plaintiffs in that case, and it does not prohibit the application of the CDC's eviction moratorium to other parties.

For other landlords who rent to covered persons, the CDC's eviction moratorium remains in effect. "

The ruling punctuated a legal effort that began when a group of Texas landlords and property owners sued the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services in October over the Eviction Moratorium Order that was issued by the Trump administration in September, putting a temporary halt on evictions during the pandemic.

Under the order, rent is not canceled or forgiven and landlords can evict tenants after the moratorium ends if they are not able to pay the back rent.

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