Supreme Court allows CDC eviction moratorium to continue

The high court was divided in a 5-4 vote.
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Supreme Court building in 2017
Supreme Court building in 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court will leave a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic-related eviction moratorium in place, in a close 5-4 decision

The Biden administration recently extended the moratorium through the end of next month, but noted that it does not anticipate another extension, according to the Associated Press.

District Judge Dabney Friedrich had previously ruled that the moratorium went beyond the CDC's power, but placed her decision on hold, according to the outlet. Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas were in the minority that would have granted the application to vacate the stay.