Real estate, landlord groups file legal salvo to stop Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium

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Only one day after the Biden administration issued a new policy protecting renters from eviction, a series of real estate and landlord groups is trying to invalidate it — setting up another legal showdown over a moratorium that Democrats say is essential to keeping Americans in their homes.

The petition arrived Wednesday from groups including the Alabama Association of Realtors and its counterpart in Georgia, arguing the latest eviction order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeds the agency’s authority. The group asked a federal judge in D.C. to halt the new protections, citing the district court’s prior ruling that found the government’s first eviction ban to be unlawful.

In filing the new legal salvo, the real estate, landlord and property-management groups at times cite the White House’s own, previous admissions that it did not have the authority to issue another ban. For days, the president’s top aides had insisted they needed Congress to draft legislation, only to cave amid pressure from Democrats as they struggled to pass a law.

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