Federal judge denies landlords’ request to block CDC national eviction ban

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New York City housing advocates and tenants march to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo cancel rent amid the pandemic on Oct. 10, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein | Corbis News | Getty ImagesA federal judge rejected on Friday a request by landlord groups to block the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new eviction moratorium.The decision by Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is a win for the Biden administration. More than 11 million Americans remain behind on their rent, moving the CDC to issue a new eviction ban earlier this month after its previous one expired on July 31. That protection applies until Oct. 3 and to places where Covid rates remain high.The ruling was on technical grounds. Friedrich said the "Court's hands are tied," by an earlier appellate ruling to keep the moratorium in effect. She said the plaintiffs could challenge the policy with the D.C. Circuit.Alabama landlords who made the request will probably appeal."The Admini
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