Press Releases

NCLA Comment Challenges Both DOL’s Unconstitutional Rule Rescission and OFCCP’s Very Existence

Washington, DC (December 10, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a Comment in response to the Department of Labor’s proposed rescission of a Final Rule promulgated by the prior administration that clarified the scope ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Challenges OSHA’s Vaccinate-or-Test Requirement for Private Employees

Washington, DC (December 7, 2021) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) attempt to impose an invasive “vaccinate-or-test” requirement on over half the nation’s workforce is an unprecedented and unconstitutional exercise of legislative power—power ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Backs Cert Petition Challenging Deference to Sentencing Guidelines Commentary

Washington, DC (November 24, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief today in Jayren Wynn v. United States of America, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant Mr. Wynn’s petition for certiorari and either ...

NCLA Comment Objects to Proposed HHS Rule Repealing Regulated Parties’ Due Process Rights

Washington, DC (November 22, 2021) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is attempting to rescind a Final Rule meant to protect due process rights of regulated persons by restricting HHS’s ability to use non-public and non-binding standards to violate fair ...

Amicus Victory: NCLA Applauds Federal Court Ruling Invalidating ‘Tax Cut Ban’ in Thirteen States

Washington, DC (November 16, 2021) - The New Civil Liberties Alliance celebrates an amicus victory and commends an Alabama federal court ruling, issued Monday, permanently invalidating the “Tax Cut Ban” provision of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Treasury is ...

NCLA Files Appeal in Lawsuit Challenging Transportation Secretary Buttigieg’s ‘Gotcha’ Investigations

Washington, DC (November 16, 2021) – Late yesterday, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed its opening brief in a lawsuit against Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. ...

NCLA Seeks En Banc Review of First Amendment SEC Gag Rule Case in Second Circuit

Washington, DC (November 15, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, is seeking en banc review in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Barry D. Romeril. NCLA filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second ...

NCLA Contests Vague Rule that Unconstitutionally Chills Free Speech for Attorneys in Connecticut

Washington, DC (November 10, 2021) – Connecticut has adopted an amendment to its Rules of Professional Сonduct for Connecticut-licensed lawyers that includes unconstitutional and impermissibly vague language governing speech by lawyers. The provision, Rule 8.4(7), applies ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Explains Why OSHA’s Employer Vaccine Mandate Violates Nondelegation Doctrine

Washington, DC (November 9, 2021) – The Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on November 5, 2021, requires employers with 100 or more employees to either implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or ...

NCLA & TPPF File Class-Action Suit for Naturally Immune Fed. Employees Against Covid Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC (November 5, 2021) – Federal workers with naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19 filed a class-action lawsuit today against their employer, the U.S. government, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, the ...

NCLA Successfully Petitions NOAA to Delay Warrantless 24/7 Surveillance of Charter Boats in the Gulf

Washington, DC (November 2, 2021) – A rule requiring for-hire charter boat captains off the Gulf of Mexico to install vessel monitoring systems (VMS), a kind of GPS tracking device, on their boats to supply 24/7 location information to the U.S. Government has been put on ...

CPSC Shuts Public Out of Its Consideration and Adoption of Safety Standards for Baby Gates

Washington, DC (November 1, 2021) – By repeatedly refusing to provide free and open access to its safety standards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has violated the U.S. Constitution, which requires the government to provide the public with access to the law. ...

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