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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:28 PM

2. I appreciate that this will be unpopular but I think the Judge is right.

I agree that a moratorium on evictions is good policy during the pandemic. The problem is who bears the cost.

The moratorium prevents property owners from enforcing their contractual right to collect rents and then allows tenants to occupy their property rent free. Private property is being taken for use as public housing, albeit temporarily. This is a violation of the "takings clause" of Fifth Amendment: "Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

If the federal government makes the reasonable policy decision that there should be no evictions during the pandemic, the government should pay the rent that tenants cannot.

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