Press Releases

NCLA Represents COVID-19 Survivors in Class-Action Lawsuit Against Mich. State U. Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC (August 27, 2021) – Jeanna Norris is a supervisory Administrative Associate and Fiscal Officer at Michigan State University (MSU). She has naturally-acquired immunity to COVID-19 after recovering from the virus late last year. However, the university has ...

US Supreme Ct Validates NCLA Argument that CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Lacks Statutory Authority

Washington, DC (August 27, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance represented the very first plaintiffs to file a complaint against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the agency’s nationwide eviction moratorium. In the Brown v. CDC lawsuit, ...

NCLA Asks 10th Cir. to Declare USDA’s Livestock RFID Federal Advisory Committees Violated FACA

Washington, DC (August 26, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its subagency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), continue to violate federal law in their efforts to mandate “radio frequency identification” (RFID) eartags on livestock. ...

NCLA Petitions Supreme Court of New Jersey to Check Governor Murphy’s Emergency Powers

Washington, DC (August 19, 2021) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy used the Covid-19 public-health emergency to unilaterally and unlawfully modify the rights and obligations of housing providers and tenants who had mutually entered into contracts that explicitly required ...

George Mason Univ. Caves to NCLA’s Lawsuit over Vaccine Mandate, Grants Prof. Medical Exemption

Washington, DC (August 17, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is pleased to announce today that George Mason University (GMU) has granted a medical exemption from its mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy to NCLA client Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation ...

NCLA Asks D.C. Circ. to Rehear Rules Behind Paywalls Case on Timing of Direct Final Rule Challenges

Washington, DC (August 16, 2021) – One mother remains steadfast in her resolve to ensure that all Americans have free access to the product safety standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). A D.C. Circuit panel dismissed the case Lisa Milice v. ...

NCLA Seeks En Banc Review in 11th Circuit as CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended to Early October

Washington, DC (August 13, 2021) – Rick Brown, Sonya Jones, and Richard Krausz are among the thousands of mom-and-pop housing providers whose tenants owe them thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in back rent due to the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for ...

NCLA Seeks Summary Judgment in Class-Action Lawsuit over NOAA’s Boat Tracking Mandate

Washington, DC (August 12, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a motion for summary judgment this week, requesting relief on behalf of more than a thousand charter boat captains who are challenging a Final Rule subjecting charter boats operating in the Gulf of ...

NCLA Files Amicus Brief in NLRB Lawsuit Alleging Tesla CEO Tweet Was Unfair Labor Practice

Washington, DC (August 11, 2021) – The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) preoccupation with Twitter continues to grow. Its latest victim is Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in the ...

NCLA Sues GMU Officials Over Their Refusal to Recognize Prof.’s Naturally-Acquired Covid Immunity

Washington, DC (August 4, 2021) – George Mason University (GMU) is threatening employees with disciplinary action that includes “unpaid leave or possible loss of employment” if they don’t comply with the public university’s vaccine mandate. Late last night, the New Civil ...

NCLA Files Suit Against U.S. for Taking of Private Property After EPA’s Gold King Mine Catastrophe

Washington, DC (August 3, 2021) – On the morning of August 5, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dug away tons of rock and debris that blocked the portal of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. By breaching the closed portal of the mine, without ...

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Decide Three Chevron Deference Questions ATF’s Bump Stock Ban Poses

Washington, DC (August 2, 2021) – NCLA client Clark Aposhian’s challenge to the federal ban on bump stocks is headed to the highest court in the land. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari ...

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