CDC Lacked Authority To Halt Evictions, Judge Rules

The Washington Times cites attorney Devin Watkins on the CDC and a nationwide eviction moratorium:

Devin Watkins, an attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, said it was the fifth court to reject “the CDC’s view that it has unlimited power to prevent disease rather than abide by the law limiting its power to disinfecting ‘animals or articles.’”

“The CDC’s view of an unlimited and all-powerful federal government is at odds with the Constitution’s grant of limited and enumerated powers,” he said. “It is states, not the federal government, through which evictions occur. This unconstitutional and illegal action has rightly been stopped.”

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