A blue mask rests on top of an eviction notice
A blue mask rests on top of an eviction notice
The end of the pandemic may bring a flood of evictions. (Shutterstock)

Last March, Dr. Norrinda Hayat organized her first Twitterstorm. An assistant law professor at Rutgers Law School and the director of the Civil Justice Law Clinic in Newark, Hayat rallied her students and online community to spend a day tweeting to halt evictions in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After having sat in on eviction court hearings in October of 2019 at the Essex County Courthouse, Hayat knew it wasn’t realistic to continue evicting people during the pandemic. “You know how packed it is, how many people are close together, how small the court is, how hot it gets,”…

Aparna Ragupathi

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