Press Releases

USDA Withdraws Unlawful RFID Guideline After NCLA Files Lawsuit

R-CALF USA et.al, v. USDA et. al WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2019 — The New Civil Liberties Alliance is pleased that USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it does not currently intend to implement the Radio Frequency Identification ...

Florida Judge Greenlights NCLA Lawsuit Alleging Unconstitutional Use of Automatic License Plate Readers

Washington, DC— The Honorable Judge Abby Cynamon of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit Court submitted an order allowing the New Civil Liberties Alliance to proceed with the lawsuit against the City of Coral Gables, Florida; the Florida Department of State (FDOS); and the ...

NCLA Calls Out CPSC for Hiding Infant Bath Seat Safety Behind a Paywall

Washington, D.C. – The New Civil Liberties Alliance has submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposed regulation, Revisions to Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats, on the basic premise that the law must be freely accessible ...

NCLA Commends White House’s Steps to Rein in Unlawful Agency Guidance

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House issued two Executive Orders recognizing and addressing the problem of abusive regulatory guidance. “Bringing Guidance out of the Darkness” and “Transparency and Fairness” will force transparency and accountability upon federal ...

Hamburger Group Sues to Protect Cattle Ranchers from USDA’s Unlawful RFID Animal Identification Mandate

Washington, D.C.--The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a complaint with the District Court of Wyoming against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, as well as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ...

NCLA Supports Petition to U.S. Supreme Court to Rein in D.C. Circuit’s Aggressive Expansion of Chevron Deference

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners’ Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in Damien Guedes, et al. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, et al. The case challenges the ...

NCLA Video Shows Problem with Use of License Plate Readers

Washington, D.C. – Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance released a case video featuring NCLA client Raul Mas Canosa that depicts the serious privacy concerns that surround automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). Canosa’s lawsuit against the City of Coral Gables, ...

NCLA Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Landmark Civil Rights Precedent

Washington, D.C. – Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus brief supporting two Writs of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra and Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra. The Petitioners in these related cases ...

NCLA Wins Stay Pending Appeal from Fifth Circuit in Post-Lucia SEC Case

Washington, D.C. – It took barely a couple of hours after oral argument on the motion in New Orleans, for a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to issue an order staying the SEC’s enforcement proceedings against NCLA client Michelle Cochran. The ...

NCLA Files Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Seeking to Abolish Brand X Deference

Washington, D.C., -- The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn the so-called Brand X doctrine. Under the Court’s 2005 case, National Cable & Telecommunications Ass’n v. Brand X ...

Watch: NCLA Releases Video Addressing Urgency to Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties from the Administrative State

Washington, DC (September 19, 2019) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance released the video “How NCLA Protects Americans from the Administrative State” to commemorate two years since we opened our doors. The new video explains NCLA’s mission to protect the constitutional ...

NCLA Refutes Cornell University’s Motion to Dismiss Its Former Professor’s Title IX Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. -- The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a response opposing Cornell University’s Motion to Dismiss the Complaint NCLA submitted on behalf of Dr. Mukund Vengalattore last year. Professor Vengalattore, a former tenure-track physics professor at ...

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