Feds Tell 5th Circ. States' Input Isn't Needed To End Title 42

By Rae Ann Varona (July 26, 2022, 5:40 PM EDT) — The Biden administration urged the Fifth Circuit to scrap a Louisiana federal judge’s order barring the termination of a Trump-era policy authorizing the rapid removal of migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency.

The government said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already determined that the “extraordinary” public health measures adopted in the Title 42 policy were no longer required in the interest of public health. The lower Louisiana federal court’s order that prevented the government from ending the policy did not make sense because a notice-and-comment period is…