An unsigned order from the Supreme Court temporarily blocks part of New York's eviction moratorium that was instituted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York's eviction moratorium had prevented landlords from challenging self-certified claims of financial difficulties by their tenants, which placed a hold on eviction proceedings, The Hill reported. The Supreme Court's order doesn't stop a tenant from mounting a "hardship defense" in eviction court proceedings.
"This scheme violates the Court's longstanding teaching that ordinarily 'no man can be a judge in his own case' consistent with the Due Process Clause," the Supreme Court's order reads.
The order remains in effect during a legal challenge currently in a New York federal appeals court.