Press Releases

Watch: NCLA Case Video Reveals How CPSC Hides Safety Standards from Public Behind Paywall

Washington, DC (February 24, 2021) – A video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, reveals a mother’s fight to see the law. NCLA represents Lisa Milice in her petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. ...

Watch: NCLA Case Video Takes on USDA’s Use of “Guidance” as Law Against America’s Ranchers

Washington, DC (February 18, 2021) – Government agencies are not supposed to be above the law. But a video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance featuring the case R-CALF v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, et al. shows how the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

NCLA Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Undo Fifth Circuit’s Expansion of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

Washington, DC (February 12, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group filed a petition for a writ of certiorari today asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Fifth Circuit’s expansion of the qualified immunity doctrine in the ...

NCLA Brief Accuses USDA and APHIS of Establishing Unlawful Federal Advisory Committees on RFID

Washington, DC (February 9, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). In their attempt to unlawfully ...

In NCLA Victory, WY Supreme Court Reverses Local Planning Comm. Attempt to Enforce Guidance

Washington, DC (February 2, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, commends the Wyoming Supreme Court for its ruling to reverse and set aside the decision of the Laramie County Planning Commission (the Commission) in the case ...

NCLA Brief Asks Federal Circuit to Reject Deference to Retroactive IRS Rule on Proof of Mailing

Washington, DC (February 2, 2021) – It’s tax season once again. During Fiscal Year 2019 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) processed approximately 253 million tax returns and other forms. But if the case of NCLA client Ali M. Taha is any indication, there is no guarantee ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Calls NYC’s Rent Stabilization Law Arbitrary and a Violation of Due Process

Washington, DC (January 22, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse the judgment of the District Court for the Eastern District of New ...

NCLA Skewers IRS Efforts to Avoid Court Scrutiny of Its Unlawful Crypto Data Collection Practices

Washington, DC (January 19, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a Memo in Opposition to IRS’s Motion to Dismiss today in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire in the case of Harper v. Rettig, et ...

NCLA En Banc Fifth Circuit Reply Brief Refutes SEC’s Objections to Hearing Constitutional Challenge

Washington, DC (January 14, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a reply brief in the case of Michelle Cochran v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will hear en ...

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case Challenging Removal Protections for SEC’s In-House Judges

Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition for writ of certiorari in the case of NCLA client Christopher Gibson. He was challenging the decision of an Eleventh Circuit panel which concluded the district court lacked jurisdiction to ...

NCLA Second Circuit Brief Rebuts Cornell and Dept. of Educ. Efforts to Deny Title IX Hearing Rights

Washington, DC (January 5, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Dr. Mukund Vengalattore v. Cornell University and the U.S. ...

NCLA Discourages Supreme Court from Upholding “Issue Exhaustion” in Social Security Benefits Cases

Washington, DC (January 4, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the Cato Institute in the U.S. Supreme Court in the consolidated cases of Willie Earl Carr, et al. v. Andrew M. ...

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