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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Strikes Down Two-Month Extension of Evictions Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday struck down the Biden administration’s two-month extension of the nationwide moratorium on evictions. The unsigned 6-3 ruling said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which extended the moratorium amid rising COVID-19 cases, lacked authority to do so. 

“If a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue, Congress must specifically authorize it,” the court wrote. 

The extension on the eviction ban, originally imposed by the CDC last September, targeted “specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions,” CDC said earlier this month. 

The Associated Press reported that White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration was “disappointed” by the ruling. She added that President Joe Biden “is once again calling on all entities that can prevent evictions — from cities and states to local courts, landlords, Cabinet Agencies — to urgently act to prevent evictions.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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