U.S. Supreme Court strikes down part of New York’s eviction ban

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Residential buildings in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.James Andrews | iStock | Getty ImagesThe U.S. Supreme Court has struck down at least part of New York's eviction moratorium, potentially leaving thousands of renters in the state at risk of being forced out of their homes.The court's order Thursday focused on the state's policy of allowing tenants to self-attest that they've experienced a Covid-related hardship, rather than documenting the setback with evidence. "This scheme violates the court's longstanding teaching that ordinarily 'no man can be a judge in his own case,'" the majority wrote.Five New York landlords and one landlords' association brought the challenge against the ban.The decision could trigger a humanitarian crisis in the state, said Rebecca Garrard, legislative director at Citizen Action of New York."Given the sudden notice of this decision, we could see eviction numbers like we've never seen before," Gerrard said.The statewi
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