Press Releases

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 ...

NCLA Challenges Use of Unconstitutional Administrative Law Judges at the USDA

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2020 – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in support of Joe Fleming’s case against the U.S. Department ...

NCLA Sues the Dept. of Commerce over Its Unlawful New at-Sea Monitor Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2020 – The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island against the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Marine Fisheries Service ...

NCLA Uncovers Ongoing Efforts to Require Livestock Producers to Use RFID Eartags

Washington, DC (February 28, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan nonprofit civil rights organization, has filed a supplemental motion, asking the Court to reopen its case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health ...

Justice Thomas Repudiates Brand X Decision He Authored, but High Court Denies Cert

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2020 – Howard and Karen Baldwin got their day in court—and won—but then the Brand X doctrine took it all away. The New Civil Liberties Alliance commends Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for dissenting from the Court’s denial of a writ of ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Supporting Cert Petition Criticizes CFTC’s Enforcement Power Grab

Washington, DC (February 20, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, has filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners’ request for a Writ of Certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court in Monex Deposit Company, et al. ...

WY Federal District Judge Confirms USDA Cannot Impose RFID on Livestock Producers, NCLA Files New Motion to Keep the Agencies Accountable

Washington, DC (February 19, 2020) – A court order issued late last week by Nancy D. Freudenthal, U.S. District Judge for the District of Wyoming, dismissed the case of R-CALF et al. v. USDA et al. as moot because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and ...

NCLA Asks Eleventh Circuit to Rehear Case that Consigns SEC Defendants to Repeated Proceedings Before Unconstitutional ALJs

Washington, DC (February 14, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public-interest litigation group, filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Christopher M. Gibson v. SEC.  Mr. ...

NCLA Rejects USDA’s Attempt to ‘Moot’ Its Lawsuit Against Proposed RFID Mandate

Washington, DC (February 6, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance replied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) motion to dismiss NCLA’s lawsuit over unlawful an guidance those agencies published ...

NCLA Petition Pending Before Arizona Supreme Court Would Fix Inadvertent Error in JRAD Rule 3

Washington, DC (February 5, 2019) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a Petition with the Arizona Supreme Court to amend Rule 3 of the Rules of Procedure for Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions (JRAD Rule 3) because it ignores the current statute (A.R.S. ...

NCLA Challenges Woefully Inadequate Probable-Cause Standard in Arizona Child Safety Case

Washington, DC (February 3, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is asking the state Superior Court of Maricopa County to reverse an unjust decision by the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) that overturned an independent administrative law judge’s (ALJ) ruling ...

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