Court Rules for Biden’s Latest Eviction Moratorium

Court Rules for Biden's Latest Eviction Moratorium

( – Many of President Joe Biden’s decisions have attracted heavy criticism since he took residency in the White House in January. One of those decisions includes willfully ignoring a warning from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

In June, the Justices allowed the CDC’s eviction moratorium to stay in place because it would expire less than a month after their ruling. The Court’s decision to allow the ban to die out on its own came with the warning: Congress would have to enact legislation to extend the eviction moratorium or enact new relief. Biden first acknowledged this statement. Then, almost immediately, he flip-flopped and told the CDC to reissue the directive.

Two branches of the National Association of Realtors and some landlords took his defiance of SCOTUS to court. The first trial court, followed quickly by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, ruled to let the order stand.

People looking to get the rent they need to live on themselves immediately filed an appeal with the SCOTUS. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the government to issue a reply no later than Monday, August 23. Not only will they again have to strike a balance between two groups of people in financial straits, but they will also need to decide how — or if — to address an Executive Branch that decided to ignore their legal opinion.

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