Press Releases

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 ...

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 ...

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