Press Releases

Court Must Add NCLA-Obtained Documents Enumerating USDA’s Violations of FACA to Record

Washington, DC (December 3, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan nonprofit civil rights group, filed a motion for completion of the record or for consideration of extra-record evidence attaching nine incriminating documents in the U.S. District Court for ...

Victory! NCLA Applauds Third Circ. for Rejecting Deference to US Sentencing Guidelines Commentary

Washington, DC (December 1, 2020) – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit sitting en banc, issued its ruling in United States v. Nasir. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in this case asking ...

NCLA Alerts Mass. High Court to US Supreme Court Covid-19 Ruling Blocking Similar NY Exec. Order

Washington, DC (December 1, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a Second Supplemental Notice of Pertinent and Significant Authorities on behalf of the Petitioners in the matter of Desrosiers v. Baker currently awaiting a decision in the Massachusetts Supreme ...

NCLA Asks Full 5th Cir. to Find Federal Court Jurisdiction over Constitutional Claim Against SEC ALJ

Washington, DC (November 30, 2020) – Do the securities laws implicitly prevent federal courts from hearing a structural constitutional challenge regarding administrative proceedings conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before administrative law judges ...

NCLA Will Appeal Trial Judge’s Flawed Ruling that Bump Stocks Are “Machineguns” to Fifth Circuit

Washington, DC (November 25, 2020) – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas rendered a decision on Tuesday in the case of Michael Cargill v. William Barr, et al., concluding that NCLA client Michael Cargill of Austin, Texas is not entitled to legally ...

NLRB Ruling in FDRLST Twitter Joke Case Lacks Common Sense and Sense of Humor, Says NCLA 

Washington, DC (November 25, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance will challenge a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that upheld the decision of Administrative Law Judge Kenneth W. Chu in the case of Joel Fleming v. FDRLST Media, LLC. NLRB has ...

NCLA Brief Asks DC Circuit to Stop FDA’s Improper Attempt to Regulate the Practice of Medicine

Washington, DC (November 24, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting a challenge to a Final Rule issued by the Food and Drug ...

NCLA Keeps Fighting Against Gov. Murphy’s Unlawful Effort to Rewrite Every Residential Lease in NJ

Washington, DC (November 18, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a response to the State’s motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in the case of Matthew Johnson, et al. v. ...

NCLA Exposes Unlawful Power of State and Federal Agencies in New Podcast: Administrative Static

Washington, DC (November 18, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, has launchedAdministrative Static, an irreverent weekly legal affairs podcast that exposes unlawful aspects of administrative power. Podcast hosts, Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director and General Counsel, and John Vecchione, Senior Litigation Counsel, will decry federal and state agency abuses, trot out legal arguments, grill expert guests, and bandy about the latest cases and controversies.  

NCLA Seeks Injunction Pending Appeal to Eleventh Circuit Court in Eviction Moratorium Case

Washington, DC (November 13, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a motion for injunction pending appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Brown, et al. v. CDC, et al. NCLA is seeking to reverse an erroneous decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia denying property owners’ motion for preliminary injunction.

Arkansas Supreme Court Agrees with NCLA Amicus Brief and Abandons Deference to State Agencies

Washington, DC (November 4, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, commends the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision to stop judges in the state from giving deference to the Department of Finance and Administration’s interpretations. 

NCLA Clears Way for Mass. Small-Biz Owners to Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants

Washington, DC (November 3, 2020) – Thanks to the swift action of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, small businesses in Massachusetts still struggling due to COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions can now apply for a relief grant—even if the applicant is party to litigation involving the Commonwealth, city or town in which it operates. 

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