Press Releases

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. 

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.  

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