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SEC Proceeding Violated Constitutional Right to Jury and Vesting & Take Care Clauses, 5th Cir.

Washington, DC (May 18, 2022) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a major decision today, vacating SEC’s decision in Jarkesy v. SEC and finding that the agency’s in-house adjudication of Mr. Jarkesy violated his constitutional rights. The New Civil ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, Supreme Court Rejects FEC’s Argument Against Sen. Cruz’s Standing to Sue

Washington, DC (May 17, 2022) – In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has invalidated a provision of federal campaign finance law limiting the amount of money a candidate can be repaid for personal loans made to their campaign. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, ...

NCLA Celebrates U.S. Sup. Ct. Cert. Grant in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Michelle Cochran

Washington, DC (May 17, 2022) - The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Michelle Cochran. The Court will review a Fifth Circuit en banc decision that ruled Texas accountant Michelle Cochran has the right to challenge the ...

NCLA Files Lawsuit Against Discriminatory Dept. of Education Rule for Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

Washington, DC (May 10, 2022) – A complaint filed Tuesday by the New Civil Liberties Alliance argues the U.S. Department of Education’s application process for the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship unlawfully discriminates based on applicants’ nation of origin. NCLA, a nonpartisan, ...

NCLA Files Fifth Circuit Appeal to Stop Unlawful 24/7 Tracking of Gulf of Mexico Charter Boats

Washington, DC (May 3, 2022)—The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed its opening brief Monday in its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of more than 1,300 federally permitted charter boat owners in the class-action lawsuit, Mexican Gulf ...

WATCH: Rhode Island Doctor Returns to Practice After NCLA Challenges Covid-19 Order

Washington, DC (May 2, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil liberties group, released a case video today explaining the lawsuit it has brought on behalf of its client, Rhode Island oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Stephen Skoly. The ...

NCLA’s Board of Directors Appoints Philip Hamburger as CEO and Mark Chenoweth as President

Washington, DC (April 29, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously named NCLA’s founder, Philip Hamburger, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Board has unanimously appointed Mark ...

Prominent 1st Amendment Scholars, Investors and Think Tanks Support NCLA’s SCOTUS Cert Petition

Washington, DC (April 25, 2022) – Prominent Constitutional Law and First Amendment scholars, including former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, American investors and entrepreneurs Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Philip Goldstein, and Nelson Obus, and ten liberty-minded organizations, ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Stop Courts from Deferring to Agency Interpretations

Washington, DC (April 18, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief today in TWISM Enterprises, LLC v. State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, urging the Supreme Court of Ohio ...

NCLA Petition Takes Issue with PHMSA over Scienter, Statute of Limitations, and Lack of Jury Trial

Washington, DC (April 14, 2022) - The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed its opening brief in Polyweave Packaging v. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. NCLA contends that the ...

NCLA Notches Yet Another Amicus Win Against Congress’s Unconstitutional State Tax Cut Ban

Washington, DC (April 13, 2022) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas handed down a ruling on Friday in Texas, et al. v. Yellen, et al. that permanently prohibits the Secretary of the Department of Treasury from enforcing an unconstitutional “Tax Cut ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Supports SCOTUS Cert Petition Targeting Lower Court Split on Chevron Deference

Washington, DC (April 8, 2022) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has promulgated a Final Rule that classifies bump stocks as “machineguns” without authority from Congress to redefine that term. Gun Owners of America and several other ...

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