Press Releases

NCLA Challenges Constitutionality of CFPB’s Unique, Congress-Free Funding Structure

Washington, DC (March 8, 2021) — The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed its opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection v. Law Offices of Crystal ...

Chevron Is Admin. Law’s “Lord Voldemort” Say Tenth Cir. En Banc Dissenters in Bump Stock Ban Case

Washington, DC (March 5, 2021) – A majority en banc panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit voted 6-5 today to vacate the court’s Sept. 4, 2020 order granting en banc rehearing of Aposhian v. Wilkinson. It also reinstated the court’s deeply flawed May 7, ...

NCLA Urges Supreme Court to Protect Landmark Civil Rights Precedent Against “Cancel Culture”

Washington, DC (March 1, 2021) — The landmark 1958 case NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson was undoubtedly one of the most significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the civil rights era. More than 60 years later, it is once again front and center as the highest court in ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Says ‘Police Power’ Belongs with Arizona Legislature, Not with the Governor

Washington, DC (February 26, 2021) – “Police Power” in the hands of the governor does not include the power to legislate, argues the amicus brief filed today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, in the Arizona Supreme Court. ...

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 ...

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