The landlord believed that the ban was illegal, and once again asked the US High Court to revoke Biden’s order.
Lawyers in the administration of President Joe Biden have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to continue to implement a federal ban on evictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, while judges have considered the constitutional challenge of the legality of the ban by the landlord group.
In Monday’s court documents, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice stated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acted within its legal jurisdiction earlier this month. Extension of Federal Suspension Order Drive people out of their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The groups representing the landlord are Attempt to lift the suspension, Pointed out that even Biden government officials admitted that this may be illegal.
The CDC first issued a moratorium on evictions in September 2020, and agency officials stated that the policy is needed to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic.
The real estate agent groups in Alabama and Georgia are among the groups challenging the moratorium.
Approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. Facing eviction According to the Family Pulse Survey of the Census Bureau, within the next two months.
The CDC ban expired at the end of July, but after strong protests from Democratic lawmakers, the Biden administration extended the ban until October 3.
Biden initially stated that it needed Congress to take action to extend the moratorium, but his administration changed direction and issued narrower rules that apply to areas with the highest spread of COVID-19.
The landlord stated that they have suffered financial losses due to the state, local and federal suspension measures since last year.
“Without rent, we would go bankrupt,” said Gary Zaremba, an apartment building owner in New York City.
The current ban will expire in October and cover nearly 92% of the counties in the United States, but this may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.
At the same time, the U.S. government is providing 46.5 billion U.S. dollars in financial aid to the local area for distribution to landlords and tenants who cannot pay their bills during the pandemic.
On August 20, a federal appeals court stated that the CDC’s suspension of deportation measures could be temporarily retained, and a battle was launched before the National Supreme Court.
A three-judge panel in the U.S. District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejected a proposal by landlords in Alabama and Georgia to prevent the CDC from resuming an eviction moratorium earlier this month.
A few hours later, the landlord filed an urgent motion to the Supreme Court, urging the judge to allow the eviction to proceed.
The landlord’s lawyer stated in a document: “As the five members of the court expressed less than two months ago, Congress has never given the CDC the amazing powers it claims.”
Earlier this month, a lower court judge agreed that freezing is illegal, but Reject the landlord’s request The suspension order was lifted, saying that her hands were bound by the last time the court considered an appeal decision to deport the suspension order.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the rise of the Delta variant makes the suspension “critical”, and she praised the appeals court’s decision.