Press Releases

NCLA En Banc Fifth Circuit Reply Brief Refutes SEC’s Objections to Hearing Constitutional Challenge

Washington, DC (January 14, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed a reply brief in the case of Michelle Cochran v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will hear en ...

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case Challenging Removal Protections for SEC’s In-House Judges

Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition for writ of certiorari in the case of NCLA client Christopher Gibson. He was challenging the decision of an Eleventh Circuit panel which concluded the district court lacked jurisdiction to ...

NCLA Second Circuit Brief Rebuts Cornell and Dept. of Educ. Efforts to Deny Title IX Hearing Rights

Washington, DC (January 5, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Dr. Mukund Vengalattore v. Cornell University and the U.S. ...

NCLA Discourages Supreme Court from Upholding “Issue Exhaustion” in Social Security Benefits Cases

Washington, DC (January 4, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the Cato Institute in the U.S. Supreme Court in the consolidated cases of Willie Earl Carr, et al. v. Andrew M. ...

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 ...

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