When the CDC extended the eviction moratorium a few weeks ago, it was embraced by the squad and the Biden administration even though Biden himself said it probably wouldn’t pass constitutional muster.
Now the United States Supreme Court has decided to end it.
The left is outraged.
U.S. Supreme Court Puts An End to Biden’s Unconstitutional Eviction Moratorium
It’s been a particularly bad day for President Joe Biden. On Thursday night, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out Biden’s unconstitutional eviction moratorium. Justice Stephen Breyer was joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in his dissent.
The challenge was led by the Alabama Association of Realtors, which had also won a victory from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The ruling noted that the District Court stayed its judgment, which the Supreme Court on Thursday vacated, making the judgment enforceable.
“The District Court produced a comprehensive opinion concluding that the statute on which the CDC relies does not grant it the authority it claims,” the ruling wrote. “The applicants not only have a substantial likelihood of success on the merits—it is difficult to imagine them losing,” it later noted.
In the ruling, SCOTUS took aim at the CDC:
The case has been thoroughly briefed before us— twice. And careful review of that record makes clear that the applicants are virtually certain to succeed on the merits of their argument that the CDC has exceeded its authority. It would be one thing if Congress had specifically authorized the action that the CDC has taken. But that has not happened. Instead, the CDC has imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions in reliance on a decades-old statute that authorizes it to implement measures like fumigation and pest extermination. It strains credulity to believe that this statute grants the CDC the sweeping authority that it asserts.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio actually called the Supreme Court “right wing extremists” over this.
A group of right wing extremists just decided to throw families out of their homes during a global pandemic.
This is an attack on working people across our country and city. New York won’t stand for this vile, unjust decision. https://t.co/Tw6Bt97GC9
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 27, 2021
There are billions of dollars which have been allocated to deal with this problem but the states are just sitting on it.
Get the money to the people!