Press Releases

NCLA Lawsuit in Texas Seeks to End SEC’s Lifetime Gag Orders that Violate the First Amendment

Washington, DC (June 17, 2021) – In June 2016, Christopher Novinger and the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reached a settlement of the agency’s claims that he and his company, ICAN Investment Group, LLC (ICAN), violated federal securities law. SEC required Mr. ...

NCLA Files Third Circuit Appeal to Stop Gov. Murphy’s Rental Security Deposits Executive Order

Washington, DC (June 16, 2021) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy chose economic winners and losers with Executive Order No. 128 (EO 128), an unconstitutional mandate that forces residential housing providers to credit tenants’ security deposits toward rent payments. The New ...

NCLA ‘Anchor Bracelet’ Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Status in Fight Against NOAA’s Boat Tracking

Washington, DC (June 11, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil liberties group, is defending the rights of more than 1,000 charter vessel operators in the Gulf of Mexico. In a class-action lawsuit against the National Oceanic and ...

Watch: NCLA Video Shows the Housing Providers Hurt by CDC’s Unlawful Eviction Moratorium

  Washington, DC (June 11, 2021) – “Emotionally, it’s been trying. Physically, you lose sleep. You’ve got bills to pay. You have obligations,” explains NCLA client Rick Brown in a video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit ...

NCLA Slams Interior’s Proposed New Rule Creating Criminal Liability for Incidental Bird Deaths

Washington, DC (June 8, 2021) – Any activity resulting in the incidental death of migratory birds would be considered a crime under a proposed rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). FWS’s Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds repeals a Trump ...

NCLA Asks Miami Court to Stop Coral Gables from Using ALPRs to Violate Drivers’ Privacy Interests

Washington, DC (June 2, 2021) – Raul Mas Canosa, a resident of Coral Gables, Florida, was alarmed when he received 80 pages of documents from the city tracking his vehicle’s movements using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) installed around the city. Today the New ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Challenges Congress’ Brazen Gambit to Seize State Governments’ Taxing Authority

Washington, DC (May 27, 2021) – Never before in the history of the United States has Congress conditioned the receipt of federal funds on state governments’ surrendering inherent and core sovereign taxing powers. As NCLA’s brief puts it, “a Founder who suggested that ...

NCLA Files Joint Amicus Brief Asking Kentucky Supreme Court to Uphold Constitutional Governance

Washington, DC (May 20, 2021) – In a joint amicus brief filed in the Kentucky Supreme Court, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, criticized Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s attempt to bypass the Kentucky Legislature and hold onto ...

NCLA Warns U.S. Dept. of Education that Its Effort to Influence Curricular Priorities Is Unlawful

The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a comment today objecting to the Department of Education’s (ED) “Proposed Priorities – American History and Civics Education,” published April 19, 2021, which would change the way American ...

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Runs Over Due Process, NCLA Sues to Preserve Brady Rights

Washington, DC (May 18, 2021) – Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a lawsuit against Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg for revoking Department of Transportation (DOT) rules that expanded and protected due ...

NCLA Tells Court Bureau of Prisons May Keep Inmates on Home Confinement Post-Covid

Washington, DC (May 18, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) cannot overrule Congress and ignore decisions of the courts of appeals, argues the New Civil Liberties Alliance in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District ...

Watch: NCLA Releases Tax Day Video on IRS’s Unlawful Collection of Cryptocurrency Owners’ Data

Washington, DC (May 17, 2021) – Much has changed in the lives of Americans since last tax season, including the day we file our taxes. What has not changed is the resolve of NCLA client James Harper to challenge the IRS’s unbridled power to demand and seize Americans’ ...

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