Press Releases

Supreme Court’s Gundy Decision Leaves Door Ajar as to Limits on Congress’ Ability to Delegate Lawmaking to the Executive Branch

Dissenters in Gundy v. United States Agree with NCLA’s Amicus Brief, Cite to NCLA ScholarsWashington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Gundy v. United States in which it upheld the federal government’s authority under the Sex Offender ...

NCLA Demands that Bureau of Prisons Follow the Law in Recalculating Prison Sentences for Thousands in Custody

Washington, D.C. — Robert Shipp has served his time and then some, but the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons (BOP) refuses to apply a statutory recalculation for “good time” credit to his sentence until July 19, 2019. The BOP has already recalculated Mr. ...

NCLA Asks Tenth Circuit to Determine Who Has the Constitutional Right to Change the Law in Bump Stock Case

Washington, D.C. — Whom does the Constitution allow to change the law when tragedy strikes? Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a brief on behalf of NCLA client Clark Aposhian, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to determine that it is ...

NCLA Asks Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Put an End to Unconstitutional SEC Hearings

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asking to reverse the district court’s decision to dismiss the case of NCLA’s client, Michelle Cochran, for lack of subject-matter ...

NCLA Wins Repeal of Judicial Deference Doctrine by Sixth Circuit

Washington, D.C. — Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed its prior decision and ordered resentencing in United States v. Jeffery Havis. In no uncertain terms, the Sixth Circuit concluded that a sentencing enhancement, contained in U.S. ...

NCLA Asks Full Ninth Circuit to Decide that Police Theft During Execution of a Search Warrant Violates the Constitution in Jessop v. City of Fresno

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today filed an amicus brief in support of rehearing en banc in Jessop v. City of Fresno. It asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to decide whether it violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection ...

NCLA Sues to Overturn SEC’s Unconstitutional ‘Gag Order’ that Never Expires in SEC v Romeril

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today filed a Motion for Relief from Judgment and memorandum of law with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Barry D. Romeril. Mr. Romeril served as the Chief Financial ...

NCLA Applauds Sixth Circuit’s Grant of Rehearing en Banc in U.S. v. Havis

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is celebrating a victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which today granted a petition for rehearing en banc in United States v. Jeffery Havis. NCLA filed an amicus brief in ...

NCLA Proud to Announce Its Board of Advisors Chairman, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, Will Receive a Prestigious Bradley Prize

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance proudly congratulates the Chairman of our Board of Advisors, the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, who has been selected as one of three recipients of the distinguished 2019 Bradley Prizes. Judge Brown is a retired judge of ...

NCLA Chides U.S. Ninth Circuit Court for Gutting a 60-Year-Old Bedrock Civil Rights Precedent

Washington, D.C. — The en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra late last week, dismissing one of the most important legacies of the Civil Rights Movement in the process. In October 2018, the New Civil ...

NCLA Challenge to the Bump Stock Ban Continues in Two Federal Courts

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal to delay the federal ban on bump stocks does not impact the cases being brought by the New Civil Liberties Alliance. NCLA will continue to challenge the Bump Stock Type Devices Final Rule on behalf of two clients ...

Texas Federal Judge Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ with Potentially Unconstitutional ALJ Proceedings for NCLA Client

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas recognized the inherent injustice in the administrative enforcement process the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued against Michelle Cochran, a client of the New Civil ...

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