A group of Westchester County landlords cannot sue in federal court to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s temporary moratorium on evictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said in a 37-page opinion that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to determine whether Cuomo violated New York state law by enacting his May 7 executive order pausing evictions through Aug. 19.

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