Maricopa County, Arizona, constable Darlene Martinez signs an eviction order on Oct. 7, 2020 in Phoenix.
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Renters who are financially struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic got some scary news when a federal judge overturned the national eviction moratorium two months earlier than when it was scheduled to expire.
In a 20-page ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed in 2017 by former President Donald Trump, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t have the authority to stop landlords from evicting their tenants.
But within hours, the Department of Justice said it would appeal and…