Justice Department Appeals Ban on CDC Evictions Moratorium

Marc Rapport, The Motley Fool
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The U.S. Justice Department has appealed a Texas federal judge’s order that blocks the moratorium on evictions put in place last year by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Donald Trump first approved the ban in September, and it since has been extended twice, most recently by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of the Eastern District of Texas did not issue an injunction against enforcement but, according to CNN, said he expected the CDC to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium.