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Landlords Hosed After Appeals Court Tosses Bid To Resume Evictions

•, by Tyler Durden

o recap, last month US District Judge Dabney Friedrich struck down the CDC moratorium on evictions, finding that the agency had overstepped its authority - yet agreeing to block her own ruling from taking immediate affect in order for the Biden administration to launch an appeal, according to The Hill.

In response, the plaintiffs - which includes the Alabama Association of Realtors and several co-plaintiffs - asked the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to lift Freidrich's stay, which was denied on Wednesday in an unsigned order. The court added that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had "made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed" in its appeal.

"HHS has demonstrated that lifting the national moratorium will exacerbate the significant public health risks identified by the CDC because, even with increased vaccinations, COVID-19 continues to spread and infect persons, and new variants are emerging," wrote the court.