U.S. appeals court pauses order to house everyone on L.A.’s Skid Row by fall

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U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter tours Los Angeles’ skid row with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph in April 2020. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter tours Los Angeles’ skid row with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph in April 2020. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A panel of judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday temporarily froze the deadlines of a federal order to offer housing or shelter to everyone on Los Angeles’ skid row by October.

Last month, the city and county of Los Angeles filed an appeal of a sweeping injunction from U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ordering urgent action to get people off skid row. In their appeal to the 9th Circuit, the city and county asked for the deadlines to be suspended while their appeal is heard.

The appellate court didn’t grant that request outright. Instead, the panel of judges paused the order until June 15 and asked for more information on how granting the stay pending appeal sought by the city and county might affect the case before Carter.

“We find that a brief administrative stay is warranted to preserve the status quo until the district court’s May 27, 2021, evidentiary hearing as these further proceedings may impact whether a stay pending appeal is necessary or justified,” Judges Margaret McKeown, Marsha Berzon and Danielle Hunsaker wrote.

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