Judge Strikes Down D.C.’s Moratorium on Eviction Filings

Yesterday, a D.C. Superior Court Judge struck down D.C.'s local law moratorium on filing new eviction cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing that the eviction filing ban unconstitutionally infringed on landlords' right of access to the courts. The decision strikes down the District's ban on eviction filings, but does not overturn the city's moratorium on actual evictions. The opinion is available here.

Millions of Americans are behind on rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are at risk of being evicted as federal, state, and local eviction bans expires this winter.

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