Press Releases

NCLA Commends New WY Land Use Law that Codifies Its Recent Supreme Court Victory

Washington, DC (April 16, 2021) – A legal victory by the New Civil Liberties Alliance in the Wyoming Supreme Court has led to a legislative win for landowners. By challenging the Laramie County Planning Commission’s unlawful decision to restrict conduct based on nonbinding ...

NCLA Praises WY Legislature, Gov. for New Law Protecting Ranchers’ Animal ID Technology Choices

Washington, DC (April 14, 2021)– Influenced by a lawsuit brought by the New Civil Liberties Alliance on behalf of America’s livestock producers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its subagency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the ...

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Eliminate or Limit Judicial Deference to Sentencing Commission

Washington, DC (April 7, 2021) – If Marcus Broadway lived in Tennessee, over the state line from his home in Arkansas, he would not have been labeled a “career offender” and thus not sentenced to significantly more prison time than Congress prescribed for his crime. The New ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Asks Arizona Supreme Court to Reject Agency Deference in Ratemaking Lawsuit

Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) –Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in support of petitioners in Sun City Home Owners Association v. Arizona Corporation Commission. The brief asks the Arizona Supreme ...

NCLA Asks NJ Appellate Court to Halt Governor’s Unlawful Interference with Rental Contracts

Washington, DC (April 5, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed its opening brief today in Kravitz v. Murphy in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. The lawsuit challenges Governor Murphy’s Executive ...

NCLA Releases Case Video Showing How Cornell’s Title IX Kangaroo Courts Ruin Lives

Washington, DC (April 2, 2021) – Last month, President Biden issued an Executive Order related to Title IX, but the order will do little to reduce gender discrimination in educational settings. The EO also directly attacks one of the most sacred protections that we have as ...

NCLA Seeks D.C. Cir. Rehearing to Urge Jurisdiction over Constitutional Claim Against USDA ALJs

Washington, DC (April 1, 2021) – A two-judge majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit erred in Fleming v. USDA in February when it refused to address the constitutionality of the multiple layers of for-cause removal protection enjoyed by ...

NCLA Satirical Tweet Case Against NLRB Garners Strong Amicus Support over Free Speech Concerns

Washington, DC (March 31, 2020) – Liberty-minded organizations, distinguished civil liberties activists, including former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, and prominent entertainers, Penn and Teller, are among the amici curiae who have filed briefs in support of the ...

NCLA Comments Warn Against Treasury’s Proposed Crypto Surveillance Rule as Unconstitutional

Washington, DC (March 29, 2021) – The U.S. Treasury Department’s planned “crackdown” on cryptocurrency holders’ private wallets is an unconstitutional power grab that would lead to a massive collection of people’s personal information. The unlawful requirements laid out by ...

Victory! Second Circuit Refuses to Make Landlords Liable for Tenant-on-Tenant Racial Harassment

Washington, DC (March 25, 2021) – NCLA is celebrating today’s 7-5 en banc ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to vacate a flawed panel decision and dismiss the complaint in the case Donahue Francis v. Kings Park Manor, Inc., et al. The court’s ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Argues District Courts May Hear Constitutional Claims Against Federal Agencies

Washington, DC (March 25, 2021) – The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) enforcement proceedings are unconstitutionally structured, and Axon, a maker of body cameras for law enforcement use, is entitled to raise its constitutional objections in front of an Article III court ...

NCLA to Appeal NJ District Judge’s Refusal to Apply Contracts Clause to Protect Housing Providers

Washington, DC (March 24, 2021) –  The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a complaint this week in Matthew Johnson, et al. v. Philip D. Murphy, challenging Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 128 (EO 128), which allows residential tenants to use ...

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