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Join the new civil liberties movement!

Protect Americans from the administrative state.

What Is Regulation For?

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Philip Hamburger discusses with the Regulatory Transparency Project

A World Without Chevron

#FedSoc 2019 Article 1 Conference

NCLA views the administrative state as an especially serious threat to constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Although Americans still enjoy the shell of their Republic, there has developed within it a very different sort of government—a type, in fact, that the Constitution was designed to prevent. This unconstitutional administrative state within the Constitution’s United States is the focus of NCLA’s concern. NCLA urges Americans to recognize the administrative threat and join our civil liberties movement against it.

Mission

The New Civil Liberties Alliance is a nonprofit civil rights organization founded by prominent legal scholar Philip Hamburger to defend constitutional freedoms—primarily against the Administrative State. NCLA’s public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy strive to tame the administrative power. We need a new civil liberties movement to fight against the erosion of Americans’ basic constitutional rights.

Mission

The New Civil Liberties Alliance is a nonprofit civil rights organization founded by prominent legal scholar Philip Hamburger to defend constitutional freedoms—primarily against the Administrative State. NCLA’s public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy strive to tame the administrative power. We need a new civil liberties movement to fight against the erosion of Americans’ basic constitutional rights.

Our Team & Leadership

Philip Hamburger

Philip Hamburger

President

Mark Chenoweth

Mark Chenoweth

Executive Director & General Counsel

Michael P. DeGrandis

Michael P. DeGrandis

Senior Litigation Counsel

Caleb Kruckenberg

Caleb Kruckenberg

Litigation Counsel

Margaret A. Little

Margaret A. Little

Senior Litigation Counsel

Lauren McDonald

Lauren McDonald

Director of Development

Judy Pino

Judy Pino

Communications & Marketing Director

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

Senior Litigation Counsel