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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down part of New York’s eviction ban


Residential buildings in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down at least part of New York’s eviction moratorium, potentially leaving thousands of renters in the state at risk of being forced out of their homes.

The court’s order Thursday focused on the state’s policy of allowing tenants to self-attest that they’ve experienced a Covid-related hardship, rather than documenting the setback with evidence. “This scheme violates the court’s longstanding teaching that ordinarily ‘no man can be a judge in his own case,'” the majority wrote.

Five New York landlords and one landlords’ association brought…


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