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Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 21:33:46-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices.

The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evicting millions of tenants who aren't paying rent during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, the Biden administration extended the moratorium by a month, until the end of July.

It said then it did not expect another extension.

According to the Associated Press, Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas voted to end it.

U.S. Judge Dabney Friedrich in Washington had struck down the moratorium as exceeding the CDC's authority, but put her ruling on hold.

Earlier this month, a group of landlords led by the Alabama Association of Realtors asked the Supreme Court to end the CDC's order that temporarily stopped landlords from evicting tenants who have not paid rent during the coronavirus pandemic.