Bloomberg Law
Aug. 30, 2021, 8:18 PMUpdated: Aug. 30, 2021, 9:06 PM

Garland Wants Law Firms, Schools to Help Fight Evictions (1)

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

The Biden administration is calling on law firms and law schools to help fight evictions following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week to remove protections created by the federal government in response to the pandemic.

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday urged members of the legal community to take immediate action to help address the “looming housing and eviction crisis,” according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Last week, a divided Supreme Court lifted the administration’s moratorium on evictions, which had provided protection for millions who have fallen behind on their rent during the coronavirus pandemic. The court ...

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