Supreme Court keeps COVID eviction moratorium in place – CNET

(CNET) , June 30, 2021

A federal moratorium on evictions will stay in place until July 31, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision, the court said it would not lift the ban on evictions on behalf of a group of landlords, real estate companies and the like who challenged the authority of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to impose such a ban. 

In a concurring opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh said he agreed that the CDC had “exceeded its statutory authority,” but given that the end of the moratorium is just a few weeks away, that extra time would “allow for additional and more orderly distribution of the congressionally appropriated rental assistance funds.”