California courts lift eviction and foreclosure moratorium leaving more than 365,000 CA households at risk of eviction and homelessness.
The Judicial Council of California voted 19-1 on Thursday to lift its moratorium on most evictions and foreclosures.
“The judicial branch cannot usurp the responsibility of the other two branches on a long-term basis to deal with the myriad impacts of the pandemic,” Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement.
Earlier, state lawmakers had pleaded with the council for more time to come up with a solution of their own, warning of “chaos” should evictions resume.
California’s top justices voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift emergency rules meant to halt most evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying any extension of those moratoriums must be passed by the state’s lawmakers.
“The judicial branch cannot usurp the responsibility of the other two branches on a long-term basis to deal with the myriad impacts of the pandemic,” Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement. “The duty of the judicial branch is to resolve disputes under the law and not to legislate.”
In the absence of a new law, most evictions and foreclosures could resume as soon as Sept. 2 read more here
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