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U.S. Supreme Court lifts New York’s pandemic-related eviction ban

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday lifted New York state’s ban on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, handing a victory to a group of small landlords that challenged a moratorium that had been slated to expire on Aug. 31. The justices, in a X-X decision, granted an emergency request by the landlords to lift the eviction ban while litigation over the dispute continues. A lower court in June rejected landlords’ argument that the moratorium violated their rights to due process of law and free speech under the U.S. Constitution. Some landlords in the state could still c…

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