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U.S. judge puts ruling overturning eviction ban on hold

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A federal judge on Friday agreed to put on hold her May 5 ruling invalidating the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) nationwide moratorium on residential evictions pending the Justice Department’s appeal. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich’s ruling said the CDC’s action was supported by data analyses “that estimate that as many as 433,000 cases of COVID-19 and thousands of deaths could be attributed to the lifting of state-based eviction” bans. While acknowledging landlords face continuing unpaid rent, Friedrich said “the magnitu…

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