Texas Judge Finds National Eviction Ban Unconstitutional

Texas Judge Finds National Eviction Ban Unconstitutional

Industry Update
February 26, 2021

Source: CNBC

Additional Resource:

The Texas Tribune (Texas Judge Rules Federal Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional. Lawyers and Advocates Disagree on What That Means for Tenants.)

KEY POINTS

  • A federal judge in Texas ruled that the national ban on evictions is unconstitutional.
  • Advocates warn of a spike in evictions.

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the national ban on evictions that’s been in place since last September is unconstitutional.

“Although the Covid-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution,” U.S. District Judge John Barker wrote Thursday evening, siding with a group of property managers who argued that the ban exceeds the power of the federal government.

To access full article, please click the source link above.