FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNS EVICTION BAN

FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNS EVICTION BAN

Federal Judge Rules Nationwide Eviction Ban Is Unconstitutional

A  judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that the federal government does not have the authority to issue a nationwide eviction moratorium.

READ RULING HERE:

U.S. District Judge John Barker, a Trump appointee, ruled in favor of a group of property managers and landlords who challenged a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order that prevented them from temporarily evicting tenants for non-payment of rent during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus
pandemic.

The CDC order in question was initially issued in September 2020 and was originally set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. It was extended to Jan. 31 and then again until the end of March. The order aimed to mitigate the spread of the pandemic by reducing congregation in shared living settings or in unsheltered homeless areas, and support state and local responses to the disease.


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