Washington, DC (September 8, 2020) – Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a complaint and request for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia challenging the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to impose a nationwide “eviction moratorium.” In an unprecedented overreach, CDC issued a Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 order, effective September 4, 2020, “to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.”