Press Releases

NCLA Defends Founder of The Federalist from Outrageous NLRB Action Instigated by Random Tweeter Who Is Not an “Aggrieved” Party Under Federal Labor Law

Washington, DC (January 14, 2020) — A tweet in jest by Ben Domenech, a co-founder and publisher of NCLA client FDRLST Media, LLC, which publishes the online magazine, The Federalist, resulted in the filing of a formal charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...

WATCH: NCLA Video Calls Out ATF for Rewriting Statute and Turning Law-Abiding Citizens into Criminals Overnight

Washington, DC (January 8, 2020) – Congress—and only Congress—has the power to write new laws, but a video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance features the case of Austin, Texas resident Michael Cargill, who believes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ...

NCLA Asks Court to Not Abandon Its Duty of Independent Judgment in BIA Case Under Chevron Deference

Washington, DC (January 7, 2019) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus brief today with the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in support of plaintiffs-appellees in the case of Brackeen v. Bernhardt. NCLA is urging the full Fifth Circuit to call out the ...

SCOTUS Urged to End SEC Use of Legal Remedies Not Prescribed by Statute

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 23, 2019 – An amicus brief filed today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) urges the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit decision that endorses the Security and Exchange Commission’s routine use of abusive legal remedies not ...

NCLA Reply Brief Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Overrule Brand X Judicial Deference Doctrine

WASHINGTON, DC, December 23, 2019 – The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a reply brief on behalf of clients, Howard and Karen Baldwin in their case against the Internal Revenue Service. NCLA’s brief criticizes the government’s backwards idea that it should be able ...

NCLA Comments on Department of Energy Rulemaking It Prompted on Use of Guidance

Washington, DC (December 23, 2019)​​– The New Civil Liberties Alliance submitted ​comments​ due this week in response to a Department of Energy (DOE) notice of ​proposed rulemaking​ on the use of guidance. NCLA first ​proposed​ the idea to the agency on August 2, 2019. We ...

NCLA Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Recognize the President’s Removal Authority over CFPB Director

Washington, DC – Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the Petitioner in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Petitioner in this case asks whether Congress has the authority to vest ...

NCLA Asks Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Halt Unconstitutional SEC Hearing

Washington, DC— The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to enjoin an administrative proceeding by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) against NCLA’s clients, Ray Lucia and the ...

Watch: NCLA Video Exposes Injustice Behind SEC’s Administrative Hearings

Washington, DC (November 22, 2019) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance today released a video putting a human face on the endless litigation journey that many Americans, like single mother Michelle Cochran, are put through by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The ...

U.S. Courts Must Not Ignore How the SEC Gag Rule Violates Americans’ First Amendment Rights

Washington, DC— Barry D. Romeril is being held hostage by the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Gag” Rule—a little-known administrative tool meant to silence people for life regarding any agency case brought against them. The New Civil Liberties Alliance represents ...

NCLA’s Comments Challenge Proposed FCC Streamlining Rule That Would Rewrite Two Federal Statutes

Washington, D.C. -- The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today filed comments to a proposed rule asking the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to promulgate the “Streamlining Rule” which proposes to replace live testimony hearings with written record ...

Eight Amici Join NCLA’s Cert. Petition With the Supreme Court to Nix Brand X Deference

Washington, D.C. – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is grateful for the overwhelming support our Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court has received. The petition seeks to overturn the so-called Brand X doctrine. Amici curiae, or friends of the Court, ...

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