By Blake Orner, Grant & Grant
On June 29, 2021, the United States Supreme Court denied a challenge by the Alabama Association of Realtors (on behalf of Alabama landlords) to lift the national moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. In a 5-4 decision, the court kept in place the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s stay on all evictions for tenants who are not paying rent during the pandemic, which was extended by the Biden administration until July 31, 2021. Read more here from the Associated Press.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Breyer, Sotamayor and Kagan in the majority striking down the emergency application. There was no majority opinion from the court. Justice Kavanaugh issued a concurring opinion.
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