Press Releases

Two NCLA Amicus Briefs in Third and Tenth Circuits Challenge Judicial Deference to U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Guidelines Commentary

Washington, DC (April 22, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group today filed amicus briefs in two similar cases, U.S. v. Malik Nasir and U.S. v. Daniel Lovato, urging federal courts to re-examine those circuits’ treatment of “Stinson Deference.”

Ten Amici Curiae Join NCLA’s First Amendment Challenge to SEC’s Gag Rule

Prominent First Amendment scholars and public interest groups filed in support of NCLA’s opening brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit urging the Court to hear the case of NCLA client Barry D. Romeril, the former Chief Financial Officer of Xerox, against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

NCLA Challenges Constitutional Flaws in Arizona Dep’t of Child Safety’s Administrative Process

Washington, DC (April 15, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a reply brief today in Maricopa County Superior Court on behalf of client Phillip B.  NCLA’s brief exposes inherent problems with DCS’s (Arizona Department ...

NCLA Warns FDA’s Over-regulation Will Adversely Affect Public Health During Crisis

Washington, DC (April 14, 2020) – If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that federal agencies that overstep their authority hinder the health and safety of Americans. Other recent regulatory actions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threaten to ...

NCLA Takes Former Xerox CFO’s Case Against SEC ‘Gag Rule’ to Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Washington, DC (April 13, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed its opening brief Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of client Barry Romeril, the former Chief Financial Officer of ...

NCLA Sues USDA for Violating Federal Advisory Committee Act in Developing RFID Tech Mandate

Washington, DC (April 6, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amended complaint today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for violations of the ...

NCLA Urges AZ District Court to Reverse Tentative Ruling Against Body Camera Co.

Washington, DC (March 31, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in support of Axon Enterprise Inc. in the body camera company’s fight ...

NCLA Commends the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Not Deferring to FDA’s Attempt to Circumvent FOIA

Washington, DC (March 25, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization commends today’s decision of the Ninth Circuit in Goldwater Institute v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a victory for NCLA, the Ninth ...

NCLA Amicus Urges Ark. Supreme Court to Abandon “Great Deference” to State Agencies

Washington, DC (March 16, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, today filed an amicus brief asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to stop judges in the state from giving “great deference” to the Department of Finance and ...

NCLA Responds to OMB with Ideas to Curb Unconstitutional Agency Enforcement and Adjudication Practices

Washington, DC (March 16, 2020) ​​ – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group submitted ​comments​ in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication Notice today. ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Asks Supreme Court to Summarily Reverse Decision Granting Qualified Immunity to Police Officers Who Stole Money While Executing Search Warrant

Washington, DC (March 11, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Micah Jessop and Brittan Ashjian’s request for a Writ of Certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court in Jessop ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Defends Religious Exemption to Federal Obamacare Regulations

Washington, D.C., March 09, 2020 – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. The brief asks the Court to reverse the Third ...

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