‘The Court’s Hands Are Tied’: Federal Judge Upholds New Eviction Moratorium
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Biden administration could continue to enforce its new eviction moratorium, but cast doubt on its legality.
District of Columbia District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled Friday that the moratorium, which prohibits landlords from evicting low-income tenants who cannot afford their rent, could be enforced since a Supreme Court majority technically ruled it was constitutional. A Supreme Court majority had written that a previous version of the moratorium was legal, but that Congress would need to approve future moratoria.
“The Court’s hands are tied,” Friedrich wrote...