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U.S. Supreme Court ends CDC’s pandemic residential eviction moratorium

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WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions imposed by President Joe Biden’s administration in a challenge to the policy brought by a coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups.

The justices, who in June had left in place a prior ban that expired at the end of July, granted a request by the challengers to lift the moratorium by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was to have run until Oct. 3.

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The challengers argued that the law on which the CDC relied did not allow it to implement the current ban.

“It strains credulity to believe that this statute grants the CDC the sweeping authority that it asserts,” the court said in an unsigned opinion.

“If a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue, Congress must specifically…

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