Press Releases

Sixth Circuit Vacates Penalty Against NCLA Client, Sends Case Back to Dept. of Transportation

Washington, DC (January 27, 2023) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today issued a ruling in Polyweave Packaging v. U.S. Dept. of Transportation to vacate the civil penalty against Polyweave Packaging, Inc. and remand back to the U.S. Department of ...

California Judge Grants Injunction to NCLA Clients, Halts Implementation of Law Censoring Doctors

Washington, DC (January 25, 2023) – Senior Judge William B. Shubb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California today granted NCLA’s motion for preliminary injunction in Høeg, et al. v. Newsom, et al. He held that plaintiffs have standing to bring a ...

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Congress’ State Tax Cut Ban Unconstitutional, in NCLA Win

Washington, DC (January 20, 2023) – The Eleventh Circuit handed down a ruling today in West Virginia v. U.S. Department of the Treasury, upholding the district court’s decision to permanently enjoin the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing a “Tax Cut Ban” against the 13 ...

NCLA Challenges Modern Star Chamber Proceedings at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Washington, DC (January 19, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a complaint today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s secret, unaccountable, ...

NCLA Calls on 11th Cir. to Vacate District Court’s Judgment in Case SEC Never Should Have Brought

Washington, DC (January 17, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an opening brief today on behalf of its clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spartan Securities Group, LTD., et al. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. NCLA ...

NCLA and CVAF Ask Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Amend Regulation Denying Benefits to Disabled Vets

Washington, DC (January 11, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance and Concerned Veterans for America Foundation (CVAF) filed a petition today asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its controversial regulation regarding the payment of benefits to ...

NCLA Wins Major Fifth Circuit en Banc Decision Tossing ATF’s Bump Stock Ban

Washington, DC (January 6, 2023) – The full Fifth Circuit bench ruled today that a bump stock does not fall within the definition of “machinegun” as set forth in federal law. Thus, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) lacked the statutory authority ...

NCLA Asks Court to Bar ATF’s Attempt to Unilaterally Change Criminal Law with Bump Stock Ban

Washington, DC (January 5, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a Motion for Summary Judgment today in Aposhian v. Garland, et al., challenging enforcement of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) rule banning bump stocks. ATF changed its ...

Dept. of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Application Includes Discriminatory “Native Language Penalty”

Washington, DC (January 4, 2023) – Undermining the spirit of international openness and exchange, the U.S. Department of Education’s application process for the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship significantly disadvantages immigrants from non-English-speaking countries and children ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Deference to Agency Interpretations

Washington, DC (January 3, 2023) – The Supreme Court of Ohio, in a 4-3 opinion, denounced agency deference and ruled that the state’s courts need not defer to agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes. In no uncertain terms, Justice Pat DeWine, writing for the majority, ...

Watch: Suing the Censors – NCLA Lawsuits Challenge Government-Directed Social Media Censorship

Washington, DC (December 19, 2022) – A video released by the New Civil Liberties Alliance exposes backdoor dealings between federal officials and Big Tech to censor the private speech of Americans. Public statements, emails, and recently released documents establish that ...

Rhode Island Herring Fishermen Encourage Supreme Court Review of NMFS’s at-Sea Monitor Rule

Washington, DC (December 16, 2022) – Relentless Inc., Huntress Inc., and Seafreeze Fleet LLC, corporations operating in the herring fishery off the coast of New England, have filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Loper Bright Enterprises’ petition for a writ of ...

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