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(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a fresh stop on certain evictions Tuesday, saying that evicting people could be detrimental to public health and would interfere with efforts to slow the pandemic.
The new moratorium comes after President Joe Biden and his administration allowed a previous freeze to expire, setting off fury among members of his own party.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to lift a ban on evictions for tenants who have failed to pay all or some rent during the coronavirus pandemic.
By a 5-4 vote, the court left in place the nationwide moratorium on evictions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Alabama Association of Realtors had challenged the moratorium.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who cast the fifth and deciding vote, wrote in a concurring opinion that he voted not to end the eviction program only because it is set to expire on July 31, "and because those few weeks will allow for additional and more orderly distribution" of the funds that Congress appropriated to provide rental assistance to those in need due to the pandemic. He added, however, that in his view Congress would have to pass new and clearer legislation to extend the moratorium past July 31.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DBCowboy
I blame that potato Kavanaugh, if he thought Congress needed to act he should have shot it down as un-Constitutional and forced them to address this, instead he pussed out and let it stay.
originally posted by: dandandat2
Checks and balances, the Executive, of which the CDC is a part, is not under obligation to follow SCOTUS rulings.
It should be seen as a "constusional crises" by the news media that called everything a "constusional crises" a year and half ago.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
If you were Kavanaugh would you want any part of letting the House and Senate decide things. I mean they nearly hung him on Dr. Ford’s indelible hippocampus...