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NCLA Wins Appeal: Second Cir. Rejects Cornell’s Effort to Strip Due Process Rights from Faculty in Title IX Hearing

Washington, DC (June 2, 2022) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today vacated the dismissal of the Title IX and defamation claims in Dr. Mukund Vengalattore v. Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Education. It held that university discrimination ...

WATCH: U.S. Forest Service Says It’s a Federal Crime to Post a Photo Using Public Lands

Washington, DC (June 2, 2022) – Colorado resident David Lesh faces six months’ probation, 160 hours of community service, and a $10,000 fine for posting a photo on his personal Instagram account that allegedly depicted him snowmobiling over a jump at a closed ski resort. ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Supports Fifth Circuit En Banc Review of the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC (June 1, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus curiae brief Tuesday on behalf of clients it represents in the class-action lawsuit James Joseph Rodden, et al. v. Dr. Anthony Fauci, et al., who have acquired natural immunity to Covid-19. ...

NCLA Clinches 1st Amend. Victory in NLRB Lawsuit over Ben Domenech Satirical Tweet, No Veiled Threat, Says Court

Washington, DC (May 20, 2022) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit sided with the New Civil Liberties Alliance today in its ruling to vacate the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) flawed decision to charge FDLRST Media, LLC with committing an “unfair labor ...

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, ...

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