Press Releases

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 ...

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 ...

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