by John Green
In this month’s edition of “let’s kill the Constitution,” we have the CDC’s eviction moratorium as the next demonstration that no one in our government feels compelled to comply with the Constitution anymore.
In Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services, the Supreme Court upheld the CDC eviction moratorium and did so in a manner that vastly expanded the Court’s power and authority. The moratorium required that property-owners allow others to squat on their property, without compensation, for over a year. It was clearly a violation of constitutionally protected property rights. It restricted what property-owners could and could not do with their own property, without compensation or due process.