Press Releases

NCLA Appeals Ban on Bump Stocks to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to halt enforcement of the federal ban on bump stocks before it becomes effective March 26th because there is no statutory authority for the ban. NCLA ...

D.C. Court’s Refusal to Enjoin Bump Stock Final Rule Underscores the Problem with Chevron Deference NCLA believes courts must apply the rule of lenity instead

Washington, D.C. — On Monday U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich rejected preliminary injunction requests in a pair of consolidated lawsuits, Guedes v. ATF and Correa v. Barr, seeking to block the Bump Stock-type Devices Final Rule. Several other cases await decision ...

Sec. Toulouse-Oliver Delays Merits of Case With a Motion to Stay in NCLA’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus

Washington, D.C. — Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver filed a Motion to Stay the Proceedings in the Supreme Court today while, in her words, “the legislature considers legislation with a direct bearing on the claims at issue” in this case.  NCLA filed a Petition for a Writ ...

Time for SCOTUS to Stop Deferring to Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed an amicus curiae brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kisor v. Wilkie case. Although the facts of the case involve a dispute over veterans’ benefits, the question before the Court is whether two of its ...

NCLA Submits Comment in Objection to Proposed ED Rule

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today submitted a Comment to the Department of Education’s proposed rule, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in the Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance. NCLA argues that the ...

NCLA Marks One-Year Anniversary of DOJ’s ‘Brand Memo’ with Avalanche of Anti-Guidance Petitions

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed half a dozen Petitions for Rulemaking taking issue with the abusive, shortcut manner in which federal departments and agencies issue regulatory guidance. The Petitions ask each named department or agency to ...

NCLA: The Bump Stock Buck Must Stop with Congress

Washington, D.C. — Firearms instructor W. Clark Aposhian of Utah is a law-abiding citizen, but under the "Bump-Stock-Type Devices" Final Rule, on March 26th, he will become a felon subject to a 10-year prison sentence unless he destroys or surrenders his Slide Fire ...

NCLA Stands With Cato And IJ In Federal Lawsuit Against the SEC

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance supports and commends the legal action taken by the Cato Institute and the Institute for Justice against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s unconstitutional ‘gag rule.’ In the federal lawsuit, IJ represents Cato ...

New Mexico’s Secretary of State Tries to Veto Governor’s Veto

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus with the Supreme Court of New Mexico. The Petition asks the Justices to vacate New Mexico's 2017 "Campaign Finance Rule" (CFR) because it violates the separation of powers ...

NCLA: Proposed ‘Drug Pricing Rule’ Gives Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Unwarranted Authority

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance today submitted a Comment in response to a Proposed Rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The so-called Drug Pricing Rule would require ...

NCLA Commends Senator Tom Cotton for Bringing a Decades-Old SEC “Gag” Rule to Light

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton pulled no punches in today’s Banking Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill when questioning SEC Chairman Jay Clayton about an unconstitutional 1972 SEC "Gag" Rule that the agency has used for decades to silence defendants. “I think the SEC ...

Lucia v. SEC | NCLA Files Suit Over Unconstitutional SEC Appointees

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit civil-rights organization and public-interest law firm, has filed a complaint seeking declarative and injunctive relief against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. District Court for the ...

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