Press Releases

NCLA Seeks En Banc Review of First Amendment SEC Gag Rule Case in Second Circuit

Washington, DC (November 15, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, is seeking en banc review in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Barry D. Romeril. NCLA filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second ...

NCLA Contests Vague Rule that Unconstitutionally Chills Free Speech for Attorneys in Connecticut

Washington, DC (November 10, 2021) – Connecticut has adopted an amendment to its Rules of Professional Сonduct for Connecticut-licensed lawyers that includes unconstitutional and impermissibly vague language governing speech by lawyers. The provision, Rule 8.4(7), applies ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Explains Why OSHA’s Employer Vaccine Mandate Violates Nondelegation Doctrine

Washington, DC (November 9, 2021) – The Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on November 5, 2021, requires employers with 100 or more employees to either implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or ...

NCLA & TPPF File Class-Action Suit for Naturally Immune Fed. Employees Against Covid Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC (November 5, 2021) – Federal workers with naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19 filed a class-action lawsuit today against their employer, the U.S. government, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, the ...

NCLA Successfully Petitions NOAA to Delay Warrantless 24/7 Surveillance of Charter Boats in the Gulf

Washington, DC (November 2, 2021) – A rule requiring for-hire charter boat captains off the Gulf of Mexico to install vessel monitoring systems (VMS), a kind of GPS tracking device, on their boats to supply 24/7 location information to the U.S. Government has been put on ...

CPSC Shuts Public Out of Its Consideration and Adoption of Safety Standards for Baby Gates

Washington, DC (November 1, 2021) – By repeatedly refusing to provide free and open access to its safety standards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has violated the U.S. Constitution, which requires the government to provide the public with access to the law. ...

NCLA Refutes BOP’s Attempt to Dismiss Home Confinement Lawsuit for Medically Vulnerable Inmate

Washington, DC (October 26, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) have declared plans to order medically vulnerable people out of home confinement and back to prison as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic abates. In doing so, these agencies are ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Asks Sixth Circuit to Uphold Decision Setting Aside ARPA’s Ban on State Tax Cuts

Washington, DC (October 20, 2021) – An amicus brief filed Tuesday by the New Civil Liberties Alliance argues that Congress and the U.S. Treasury Department violated several bedrock provisions of the U.S. Constitution by including a “State Tax Cut Ban” in the American Rescue ...

Watch: NCLA Video Explains Why U.S. Supreme Court Must Resolve Chevron Deference Discord

Washington, DC (October 14, 2021) – A recent petition for a writ of certiorari filed in August in the U.S. Supreme Court by the New Civil Liberties Alliance calls upon the highest court in the land to address the discord in lower courts regarding the application ...

NCLA Challenges SEC’s Power to Authorize Nasdaq’s Board of Directors Diversity Rules

Washington, DC (October 5, 2021) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is receiving pushback over its recent approval of Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rules, which require all companies listed on the exchange to not only publicly disclose board diversity statistics ...

Sovereignty Is Not for Sale: NCLA Challenges Congress’ Seizure of States’ Taxing Authority

Washington, DC (October 4, 2021) – The “Tax Cut Ban” provision within the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) upends the structure of American Constitutionalism as we know it. Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an ...

In NCLA Amicus Win, Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Agency Deference in Ratemaking Lawsuit

Washington, DC (October 1, 2021) – Today, a unanimous Supreme Court of the State of Arizona ruled that the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is “not entitled to ‘extreme deference’ in its utility ratemaking determinations.” The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a ...

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