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California courts eye ending rental, eviction protections

David Chiu
Posted at 10:29 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 13:31:27-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — California judicial leaders are considering an early end to statewide emergency orders suspending foreclosures and evictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

That's prompting objections from lawmakers and advocates that they may be acting too soon and disproportionately harming minorities in the midst of civil unrest over the deaths of black people at the hands of police.

The state’s Judicial Council in early April delayed all eviction cases. It also set bail statewide at $0 for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies to reduce jail populations.

Council members are to finish voting Wednesday on whether to lift the rules as California reduces stay-at-home orders.