Earlier this month, the CDC extended its eviction moratorium until October 3. The original order and this one were both challenged in court. But on Friday, a federal judge in Washington let it stay for now, even as she expressed doubt over whether the moratorium would survive further legal challenges.
“We’re now at the point where I think a lot of legal scholars would say we’re kind of stretching the CDC’s authority here,” says Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson.
Also the California Supreme Court let stand a previous ruling supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s use of emergency powers during the pandemic.
The U.S. Supreme Court also ruled against a group of Indiana University students who tried to block the school’s vaccine requirement for all students, staff, and faculty. Justice Amy Coney Barrett turned down the request without comment.