NCLA Earns En Banc Review from 10th Circuit in Bump Stock Ban Case, Including on Chevron Issues
Washington, DC (September 4, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group is celebrating a reprieve today in the case of Aposhian v. Barr, et al. after the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Tenth Circuit vacated the panel decision and granted NCLA’s petition for rehearing en banc.
NCLA Brief to Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Rebuts Governor Baker’s Defenses
Washington, DC (September 3, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a reply brief shortly before midnight refuting Governor Baker’s defense of his declaration of a Civil Defense Act State of Emergency to address the COVID-19 health crisis. NCLA asked the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to declare Governor Baker’s COVID-19 orders unconstitutional.
NCLA Encourages Federal Communications Commission to Reject Flawed NTIA Rulemaking Petition
Washington, DC (September 2, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed comments today objecting to a petition for rulemaking that would penalize digital platforms like YouTube and Twitter for their good-faith efforts to restrict objectionable content.
NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Vindicate Right to Sue in Federal District Court over SEC ALJ Defect
Washington, DC (August 31, 2020) –The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court today in the case of Christopher M. Gibson v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Former U.S. Solicitor General Greg Garre of Latham & Watkins is counsel of record on the petition and led NCLA’s pro bono effort seeking certiorari.
AZ State Supreme Court Adopts Verbatim NCLA’s Proposed Changes to Court Rule; Revised Rule Will Better Protect the Civil Rights of Arizonans Who Appeal Agency Decisions
Washington, DC (August 31, 2020) – Arizonans seeking to appeal administrative decisions to state courts will finally be able to obtain relief from state agency abuses thanks to the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group. NCLA is pleased to announce that the Arizona Supreme Court has adopted verbatim an NCLA-drafted amendment to its Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions Rule 3 (“JRAD Rule 3”).
NCLA Files for Summary Judgment in Case Where SEC Is Seeking to Enforce Guidance Instead of Law
Washington, DC (August 21, 2020) –Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to issue summary judgment in favor of NCLA’s clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spartan Securities Group, LTD., et al.
NCLA Appeals NDNY Ruling that Ignored Ex-Cornell Prof’s Claim for Due Process in Title IX Hearing
Washington, DC (August 21, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed its opening brief today 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. Department of Education. NCLA represents Dr. Vengalattore, one of the nation’s leading experts in atomic, molecular, and optical physics and a former professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
NCLA Challenges Dept. of Commerce Regulation that Would Track Charter Vessels in the Gulf 24/7
Washington, DC (August 20, 2020) – The U.S. government is trying to force charter boats and companies that take customers fishing and sightseeing in the Gulf of Mexico to purchase a vessel monitoring system (VMS). Federal agencies will use the VMS tracking devices to monitor boats’ movements and whereabouts on the water, even when they are not using their federal permits to fish.
SDNY Judge Recognizes CFPB Acted Unconstitutionally, but Still Enforces CID Against NCLA Client
Washington, DC (August 18, 2020) – Oral argument was held telephonically today in Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection v. Law Offices of Crystal Moroney in the Southern District of New York. At the conclusion of argument, U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas handed down a decision from the bench granting CFPB’s Petition to Enforce the Civil Investigative Demand (CID) it issued to the Law Offices of Crystal Moroney, P.C.
NCLA Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies to Enhance Charitable Giving Opportunities for Donors
Washington, DC (August 18, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group announced today that it has begun accepting cryptocurrency donations to expand its fundraising capability and help create more awareness and further its critical mission of reining in the Administrative State.
NCLA Client Michelle Cochran Absorbs Temporary Setback from Fifth Circ. Court of Appeals Decision
Washington, DC (August 11, 2020) – Today’s 2-1 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Michelle Cochran v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was sorely disappointing. After winning a preliminary injunction against the SEC last fall, Ms. Cochran had hoped her constitutional challenge to the agency’s Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) would soon be resolved. Instead, the panel ruling decided that its hands were tied by a prior Fifth Circuit case.
NCLA Brief Responds to CPSC and ASTM Excuses for Keeping Consumers in the Dark on Safety
Washington, DC (August 7, 2020) – “Buyer Beware” takes on a whole new meaning if you wish to see the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) safety standards for a product before purchasing it. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a reply to the government’s brief in the case of Lisa Milice v. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, taking the CPSC to task over the practice of keeping its standards hidden behind a private paywall.