Breaking: Federal Court Declares Unconstitutional CDC Eviction Moratorium
Back in September, I wrote about several challenges to the CDC’s eviction moratorium. To date, the district courts have ruled against the Plaintiffs. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in favor of Plaintiffs. This case was brought by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Here is the introduction to Judge Barker’s opinion:
And the government’s claim of constitutional authority is broad. The government admits that nothing about its constitutional argument turns on the current pandemic:
THE COURT: [T]here’s nothing special about COVID 19? Congress could do the same thing, the same temporary suspension of tenant evictions, if there was an inability to pay rent because of some other reason that Congress finds important? My example was cohabitating spouses sent to prison
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