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Trump’s Housing Seizure – WSJ

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Governments during the pandemic have arrogated to themselves vast emergency powers, but the rule of law still matters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sweeping ban on evictions this week tests the legal limits of emergency powers and sets a bad precedent.

The CDC order that takes effect Friday bans landlords from evicting tenants who claim they can’t afford to pay rent due to the pandemic. Congress in March banned evictions in federally subsidized housing through the end of July. But the CDC order encompasses…




2020-09-03 19:11:00


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