Press Releases

NCLA Files Comments Deeming Treasury’s “Tax Cut Ban” Final Rule Opaque and Unconstitutional

Washington, DC (July 15, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) implementing the “Tax Cut Ban” provision of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is unconstitutional, NCLA warns in comments filed today. ARPA offers approximately $195 ...

NCLA Appeals to First Circuit Over IRS’s Unlawfully Seizing Cryptocurrency Data of Thousands

Washington, DC (July 15, 2021) – In August 2019, James Harper received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accusing him of not having “properly reported” his “transactions involving virtual currency.” A press release followed shortly thereafter stating, ...

Ruling by 11th Cir. Denies Mom-and-Pop Housing Providers Relief from CDC’s Unlawful Eviction Halt

Washington, DC (July 14, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected the request of Rick Brown of Virginia and other hard-hit housing providers across the country to put an end to the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease ...

Jury Trial Begins in Case Challenging SEC’s Arbitrary Expansion of Rules for Securities Companies

Washington, DC (July 13, 2021) – The jury trial has begun in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spartan Securities Group, LTD., et al. in the District Court for the Middle District of Florida before Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington. The New Civil Liberties ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, D.C. Circuit Vacates FDA Final Rule Wrongfully Regulating Practice of Medicine

Washington, DC (July 6, 2021) – “When Congress has spoken in a statute, we assume that it says what it means and that the statute means what it says,” concluded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in an opinion today. In The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, ...

NCLA Commends Federal Court for Permanently Enjoining Enforcement of Tax Mandate in Ohio

Washington, DC (July 2, 2021) – A federal court ruling, filed Thursday, permanently enjoins the Secretary of the Department of Treasury from enforcing the “Tax Mandate” provision of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) against the State of Ohio. ARPA, enacted on ...

NCLA Celebrates Perfect Six for Six Amicus Record Over Administrative Power at U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, DC (July 2, 2021) – As the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2020 Term comes to a close, the New Civil Liberties Alliance is celebrating an unblemished 6-0 record for the amicus curiae briefs we filed in defense of civil liberties. The high court’s administrative ...

SCOTUS Upholds Civil Rights Precedent Securing Free Association Rights in NCLA’s Sixth Amicus Win

Washington, DC (July 1, 2021) – In an early present to celebrate Independence Day, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the blatant abuse of administrative power by a series of California attorneys-general in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Robert Bonta. Chief Justice ...

In Another NCLA Amicus Win, Supreme Court Holds FHFA’s Leadership Structure Unconstitutional

Washington, DC (June 23, 2021) – Today, a divided Supreme Court held that the structure of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 violated the separation of powers. The law ran afoul of the Constitution by restricting the President’s power to remove the Director of ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, Supreme Court Rules Admin. Patent Judges Are Unconstitutionally Appointed

Washington, DC (June 21, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is celebrating an amicus win against the Administrative State in the U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Arthrex, Inc. A divided Supreme Court on Monday vacated an earlier decision in this case by the ...

NCLA Warns NY Bar Not to Adopt Proposed Rule that Would Chill Lawyers’ Speech

Washington, DC (June 18, 2021) – The New York City Bar has published a proposed amendment to New York Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) that raises significant constitutional concerns. The Proposed Rule is intended to “more effectively guard against harassment and ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, Unanimous Supreme Court Protects Free Exercise of Religion for Foster Parents

Washington, DC (June 17, 2021) – Today, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled in favor of Catholic Social Services (CSS) and three affiliated foster parents in their lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia after being excluded from a foster-care program based on their religious ...

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