Press Releases

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 ...

Deference to Commentary to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Must Stop

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit civil-rights organization and public-interest law firm, filed an amicus brief supporting a petition for rehearing en banc in the case of United States v. Jeffery Havis before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

NCLA Files Petition with SEC to Amend Truth-Suppressing ‘Gag’ Rule

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today filed a petition asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its controversial "Gag" Rule, 202.5(e). Adopted in 1972, SEC uses its Gag Rule to require settling parties to agree that they will ...

NCLA Sues City of Coral Gables, Florida Calling Its Use of Automated License Plate Readers ‘Nakedly Unconstitutional’

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) filed a lawsuit against the City of Coral Gables, Florida; the Florida Department of State (FDOS); and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), on behalf of Gables resident Raúl Mas Canosa, citing the ...

NCLA: The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Must Not Allow California’s Attorney General to Turn Back the Clock on Civil Rights in America

Washington, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) today filed an amicus curiae brief asking the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to rehear the recent decision in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra concerning the privacy of donors to ...

New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) Tells Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP): “Your Guidance Is Misguided”

Washington, D.C. — In response to BCFP's Request for Information regarding its use of guidance, NCLA filed comments yesterday strongly rebuking the Bureau for its egregious abuse of guidance to effectively create new law without following statutory and constitutional ...

New Civil Liberties Alliance to Supreme Court: “Don’t let the Attorney General write criminal laws”

Washington, D.C. — The Constitution vests all legislative powers in Congress, and thus bars Congress from splitting its authority with an unelected executive official. Nonetheless, when Congress in 2006 wrote the rules for registration of sex offenders in the Sex Offender ...

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