A federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling voiding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium order. Though the U.S. government quickly appealed the case, this ruling is another significant addition to challenges by National Association of Realtors and National Apartment Association to the CDC eviction moratorium.
Unlike previous legal efforts, this court specifically vacated the CDC order in its entirety despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging courts to limit the decision to parties in the case. The Judge in this case rejected that request and set the entire order aside.
Please note that individual states and localities may still have eviction moratoriums in effect – this ruling only applies to the federal order and does not vacate state or local moratoriums. It is also critical to note that the government swiftly filed its appeal to the D.C. circuit, where a three-judge panel will decide the issue.