July 18, 2024



Supreme Court slaps down the CDC’s power grab

Opera News – New York Post

The Supreme Court this week rightly put the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on notice that the agency doesn’t have the vast powers it claims.

Yes, the high court’s 5-4 decision allowed the CDC’s eviction ban to live on for its last month — but only because Justice Brett Kavanaugh took the pragmatic stance that ending it early would be too disruptive.

The bulk of his concurring opinion agreed with the arguments of the landlords who sued for an immediate end of the moratorium the CDC imposed last year and extended multiple times without congressional approval. Kavanaugh said the agency had blatantly overstepped its legal authority; future bans require actual legislation from Congress.

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