Press Releases

NCLA Asks US Supreme Ct. to Let Congress Fix Appointments Clause Defect in Admin. Patent Judges

Washington, DC (December 31, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al. At issue in the consolidated set of cases is ...

NCLA Appeal Challenges AZ Dept. of Child Safety’s Low Burden of Proof and Lack of Due Process

Washington, DC (December 29, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, civil rights group has appealed the decision of a Maricopa County Superior Court judge in the case of Phillip B. v. Mike Faust and Arizona Department of Child Safety to the ...

NCLA Encourages Alaska Supreme Court to Discard Judicial Deference that Violates Constitution

Washington, DC (December 23, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Alaska in Williams Alaska Petroleum, Inc., et al. v. State of Alaska, et al. NCLA is asking the court not to ...

NCLA Appeals to Stop the Radical Intrusion on State Courts Caused by CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (December 21, 2020) –Using the pandemic emergency as an excuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium that far exceeds the constitutional ...

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Address Constitutional Defect in SEC Administrative Law Judges

Washington, DC (December 21, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a reply brief related to its petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Christopher M. Gibson v. U.S. Securities ...

NCLA Tells U.S. Supreme Court Why Deference to Sentencing Commission Violates Constitution

Washington, DC (December 16, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in Marcus Broadway v. United States. Mr. Broadway is challenging the lower court’s ...

NCLA Urges NJ Court to Nix Order Directing Landlords to Use Security Deposits to Offset Rent

Washington, DC (December 16, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, is taking its case challenging New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy’s Executive Order 128 to the Superior Court of New Jersey in Cumberland County. In the case, ...

Mass. High Court Ruling Disregards Civil Liberties, Gives Governor Virtual Free Pass to Violate Them During a Civil Defense State of Emergency

Washington, DC (December 10, 2020) – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rendered its decision in the Desrosiers v. Baker case this morning upholding Governor Baker’s pandemic orders as consistent with the Civil Defense Act (CDA). The order delivers a blow to the ...

NCLA’s Constitutional Claim at En Banc Fifth Circuit Against SEC ALJs Draws Strong Amicus Support

Washington, DC (December 9, 2020) – This week liberty-minded organizations Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute and Competitive Enterprise Institute, as well as American investors and entrepreneurs Phillip Goldstein, Mark Cuban, and Nelson Obus, filed amicus briefs ...

NCLA Seeks Summary Judgment in Case Challenging NOAA’s Unlawful at-Sea Monitor Mandate

Washington, DC (December 7, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island to award summary judgment in favor of NCLA’s clients in Relentless Inc., et ...

NCLA Reply Brief Argues ATF’s Rule Banning Bump Stocks Exceeds Agency’s Legal Authority

Washington, DC (December 3, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group filed a reply brief today in the case of Aposhian v. Barr, et al., which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is hearing en banc. The brief outlines ...

NCLA’s Latest Case Video Explains Lawsuit Against Governor Baker’s Civil Defense Emergency Orders

Washington, DC (December 3, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today released its latest case video highlighting the stories of Petitioners in Massachusetts in the case of Desrosiers v. Baker—which has been pending in the ...

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