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As USDA Advisory Committees Violate FACA, Court Should Prohibit Use of Future Recommendations

Washington, DC (April 23, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a reply brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, aiming to protect livestock producers’ rights to use traditional low-cost methods ...

NCLA Celebrates SCOTUS Win Rejecting FTC Power Grab and Restoring Limits on Rogue Agency

Washington, DC (April 22, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance celebrates a victory today as amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court case, AMG Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. Federal Trade Commission. Justice Stephen Breyer handed down a unanimous decision declaring ...

In Victory for NCLA, Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects “Issue Exhaustion” Requirement before ALJ

Washington, DC (April 22, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the lower courts erred in imposing an issue-exhaustion requirement on Social Security disability claimants. In Carr v. Saul, claimants challenged a judge-made version of the administrative ...

NCLA Asks AZ Court of Appeals to Require Due Process Before DCS Adds Names to Central Registry

Washington, DC (April 19, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a reply brief today in the Arizona Court of Appeals. The suit challenges the Maricopa County Superior Court’s decision to allow the Arizona Department of ...

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 ...

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