The Best Thing We Could Do for Those Facing Evictions Is Get the Economy Back to Normal


MINOT, N.D. — I was happy to see the justices of the North Dakota Supreme Court steer themselves back into their lane of government after an ill-advised foray into politics.

Previously the court, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, had put a pause on residential eviction proceedings.

Their justification was administrative, but the move was blatantly political.

If the justices were only concerned about doing court business during the pandemic, if they weren’t responding to the political demands from left-wing groups in the region for a moratorium on evictions, why were only residential evictions paused and not, say, commercial evictions?

Can you only catch the coronavirus if you’re involved in a residential eviction?

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