Press Releases

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 ...

NCLA’s Suit Forces USDA to Abandon Efforts to Use Guidance to Mandate RFID Eartags for Livestock

Washington, DC (March 23, 2021) – Victory! The New Civil Liberties Alliance is celebrating an important win for America’s ranchers today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its subagency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that ...

District Court Ruling Would Permit IRS to Violate Constitutional Rights with Impunity

Washington, DC (March 23, 2021) – Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire granted the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) motion to dismiss the case of James Harper v. Charles P. Rettig, et al. The district court’s flawed decision would ensure that no ...

NCLA Asks Third Cir. to Reject NLRB’s Jurisdiction over Satirical Tweet Case

Washington, DC (March 22, 2021) – SWATting and Doxxing are noxious strategies that some immoral, left-of-center activists have employed to complicate and endanger the lives of their ideological adversaries. Perhaps unwittingly, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Criticizes Removal Protections and Lack of Jury Trials in SEC ALJ Proceedings

Washington, DC (March 19, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed an amicus brief on behalf of petitioners in George R. Jarkesy, Jr., et al. v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. NCLA is asking the U.S. Court of ...

NCLA Files Class-Action Lawsuit to Put an End to CDC’s Lawless Nationwide Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (March 18, 2021) – The laws of all fifty states provide the remedy of eviction through state processes to retake possession of a home you have rented out. But a national eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in ...

NCLA Points 11th Circuit to Recent District Court Ruling Setting Aside CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (March 12, 2021) – This week marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. With all that has been lost, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, is fighting to make sure Americans do not lose their cherished ...

Ohio Federal Court Rules CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Unlawful, Partly Relying on NCLA Amicus Brief

Washington, DC (March 10, 2021) — The New Civil Liberties Alliance commends the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for today’s ruling in the case, Skyworks, LTD., et al., v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, et al. The court held that the ...

NCLA Appeals Bump Stock Ban Ruling that Allowed ATF to Get Away with Rewriting Criminal Law

Washington, DC (March 8, 2021) — Congress has not prohibited bump stocks, and it is thus unlawful for a prosecutorial entity like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to rewrite the law in Congress’ place. That’s the basic argument the New Civil ...

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