The Supreme Court has struck down parts of New York’s eviction ban that left landlords with no options to pursue evictions through the court system.
The Supreme Court found that the eviction moratorium, “violates the court’s longstanding teaching that ordinarily ‘no man can be a judge in his own case.'”
The court split along partisan lines as Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett decided the case.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor filed a dissent in an attempt to save the eviction moratorium in its entirety. This latest decision comes as Democrat lawmakers continue to test the Supreme Court’s willingness to push back on blatantly unconstitutional eviction moratoriums.
President Biden himself admitted that eviction moratoriums are not “likely to pass constitutional muster.”
Landlords and other property owners have a long way to go to regain control of their land. While the Supreme Court may have opened the door for them to go to court, Democrats have been busy ensuring that the eviction moratorium won’t die easily.
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