Join us for NCLA’s 5th Anniversary Gala this summer in our nation’s capital featuring our special guest the Honorable Mike Pompeo, the 70th Secretary of State of the United States. Guests will experience a memorable evening as we celebrate NCLA’s first five years of accomplishments—in and out of the courtroom—and reflect on how our movement to protect civil liberties has blossomed. The Gala will feature cocktails, dinner, and desserts at sunset on the balcony of the Hay-Adams hotel with breathtaking panoramic views of the White House and DC monuments. Proceeds from the NCLA Gala will be used to overturn unlawful and unconstitutional actions by federal agencies that violate people’s civil liberties.

Our Special Guest The Honorable Mike Pompeo

Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from January 2017 to April 2018. Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District prior to being appointed CIA Director. He served on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Prior to his service in Congress, Mr. Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace, where he served as CEO for more than a decade. He later became President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company. Mr. Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the US Army’s Fourth Infantry Division. After leaving active duty, Mr. Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from January 2017 to April 2018. Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District prior to being appointed CIA Director. He served on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Prior to his service in Congress, Mr. Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace, where he served as CEO for more than a decade. He later became President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company. Mr. Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the US Army’s Fourth Infantry Division. After leaving active duty, Mr. Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

JAMES MADISON

Father of the Constitution and America’s Fourth President

(1809-1817)

NCLA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group founded by prominent legal scholar Philip Hamburger to protect constitutional freedoms from violations by the Administrative State. NCLA’s public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy strive to tame the unlawful power of state and federal agencies and to foster a new civil liberties movement that will help restore Americans’ fundamental rights.