Landlord groups ask U.S. judge to toss out new COVID-19 eviction ban

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Landlord groups late Wednesday asked a U.S. judge in Washington to immediately lift a new eviction moratorium that was put in place Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), saying the new order was “unlawful”. The Alabama Association of Realtors and others said in an emergency filing the CDC issued the new order “for nakedly political reasons – to ease the political pressure, shift the blame to the courts for ending the moratorium, and use litigation delays to achieve a policy objective.” The groups won a ruling from U.S. Distri…

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