In the Eastern District of Texas, Trump-appointed Judge John Barker briefly stopped short of giving an initial order but said he would respect his ruling by the CDC and withdraw the term.
But on Saturday night the Justice Department filed an appeal in the case.
“The Department of Justice respectfully disagrees with the District Court’s decision of Feb. 25 in Terkel v. CDC that the CDC’s vacated term is under a commercial clause and a necessary and appropriate clause from Congress’ right, and the department has appealed that decision,” the department’s executive assistant attorney general for the civil department said. , Brian M. Boynt said in a statement.
“However this decision does not advance special plaintiffs in that case, and it does not restrict the CDC’s vacancy deadline application to other parties. Other landlords who rent to covered people have the legal effect of the CDC’s eviction.”
The ruling drew a legal effort when a group of Texas homeowners and property owners filed a lawsuit against the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services in October, alleging a temporary moratorium on orders issued by the Trump administration in September. Exclusion during the epidemic.
The CDC’s order was due to expire at the end of December, but was extended to January by provision in the second stimulus package. The first action in President Biden’s office fee was to extend the term again by the end of March.
The order is made when the tenant gives their landlord a signed declaration stating that they meet special requirements – in which they earn less than 100 100,000 a year, experience significant loss of income and try their best to find a rental assistant to pay. Is their rent.
Under the order, the rent has not been canceled or waived and the landlord can evict the tenants after the moratorium is lifted if they are not able to pay the rent.
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