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Full Fifth Circuit Bench to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC’s Unlawful Administrative Proceedings

Washington, DC (October 30, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has granted our petitionfor rehearing en banc in the case of Michelle Cochran v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

WATCH: NCLA’s Case Video Shows the CFPB’s “Knee-Buckling” Power to Punish Private Citizens

Washington, DC (October 30, 2020) – During the last three years, Crystal Moroney has been fighting a multi-headed beast called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group today released its latest video production featuring the case, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection v. Law Offices of Crystal Moroney, P.C.

NCLA’s Comments on DOC Interim Final Rule Request Adding Explicit Judicial Review Mechanism

Washington, DC (October 29, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has submitted ​comments​ in response to the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) interim final rule, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents. In its comments, NCLA urges DOC to include an explicit judicial review provision in its final rule that would allow aggrieved parties to challenge the agency’s determination regarding a petition for review or modification. 

NCLA Intervenes in Case on Behalf of MO Housing Providers Harmed by CDC Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (October 28, 2020) – The nationwide halt in residential evictions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month is closing the courtroom doors to housing providers struggling to retake possession of their own properties. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a Motion to Intervene and a response in opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the case of KC Tenants v. David M. Byrn.

NCLA Files Joint Amicus Brief Asking Tenn. Federal Court to Stop CDC Eviction Moratorium Order

Washington, DC (October 28, 2020) – In a joint amicus brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, condemned an eviction moratorium order imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month to purportedly prevent the spread of COVID-19.

NCLA Reply Brief Continues to Question CDC’s Statutory Authority to Issue Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (October 19, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a reply brief in support of its motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The brief refutes the arguments of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for upholding a nationwide “eviction moratorium.” 

Fate of Gov. Baker’s COVID-19 Orders Could Be Influenced by Michigan, Pennsylvania Court Decisions

Washington, DC (October 7, 2020) – A recent Michigan Supreme Court decision striking down months of COVID-19 executive orders by Governor Gretchen Whitmer has prompted the New Civil Liberties Alliance to file a Supplemental Notice of Pertinent and Significant Authorities in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Desrosiers v. Baker.  

NCLA Wages Legal Battle Against ATF’s Unlawful Bump Stock Final Rule in Texas and Utah

Washington, DC (October 6, 2020) –The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is substantively rewriting federal criminal law with its Final Rule on bump stock-type devices, concluded the New Civil Liberties Alliance in two recent court filings against the ATF in lawsuits originally filed in Texas and Utah.  

Six Amici Curiae File in Support of NCLA Constitutional Case Against SEC Administrative Law Judges

Washington, DC (October 5, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group draws strong support for its petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Christopher M. Gibson v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Stop FTC’s Unlawful Power Grab for Monetary Relief

Washington, DC (October 5, 2020) – For more than 30 years, the Federal Trade Commission has claimed imaginary powers to obtain millions, if not billions, of dollars in damages under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act, which only authorizes injunctions against present or future illegal behavior.

NCLA Constitutional Case Against SEC Administrative Law Judges Draws Strong Amicus Support

Washington, DC (October 2, 2020) – The Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Cato Institute and Competitive Enterprise Institute filed in support of NCLA’s petition for rehearing en banc last night at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Michelle Cochran v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

NCLA Launches Video of Former Chief Financial Officer of Xerox Silenced for Life by SEC’s Gag Rule

Washington, DC (October 1, 2020) – Imagine being charged by a federal government agency and then silenced for life and unable to tell your side of the story. For nearly 50 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed a Gag Rule on defendants that silences them for life when they settle with the agency. The gag forbids even truthful speech if it contradicts anything in the SEC’s original, unproven complaint.

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