Press Releases

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 ...

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 ...

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