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U.S. Eviction Moratorium Will Stay in Place, Appeals Court Says

June 2, 2021, 9:34 PM

The U.S. government’s nationwide prohibition on evictions can stay in effect, a federal appeals court ruled.

A three-judge panel in Washington said the eviction moratorium instituted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can continue while the Biden administration appeals a lower-court ruling that overturned the ban last month.

In that case, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled the CDC had exceeded its authority when it issued a broad moratorium on evictions across all rental properties. After the government appealed, Friedrich put a temporary stay on her order.

In upholding the stay on Wednesday, the appeals court said ...