Press Releases

CDC Seeks to Prevent Ruling on Merits of the Eviction Moratorium, NCLA Opposes Motion to Dismiss

Washington, DC (September 28, 2021) – For nearly a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) imposed an unlawful nationwide eviction moratorium on the nation’s home providers. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, ...

Second Circuit Decision in SEC Gag Rule Case Fails to Address Unconstitutionality of Lifetime Gags

Washington, DC (September 27, 2021) – Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit incorrectly denied the motion for relief from judgment in the case of former Xerox Chief Financial Officer Barry Romeril. Mr. Romeril had argued that a ...

Chevron Deference Should Be Abandoned Says NCLA in Hospital Reimbursement Lawsuit Amicus Brief

Washington, DC (September 10, 2021) – A case on the Supreme Court’s docket for its 2021-22 term could spell the beginning of the end of Chevron deference. In an amicus brief filed today in American Hospital Association, et al. v. Xavier Becerra, et al., the New Civil ...

Twenty States Among Amici Curiae Supporting NCLA’s Chevron Deference Cert. Petition at SCOTUS

Washington, DC (September 7, 2021) – Twenty states, fifteen organizations across the political spectrum, and six private citizens have filed amici curiae briefs in support of the New Civil Liberties Alliance’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Aposhian v. Garland, et al. ...

Something Is Fishy in the Gulf: NOAA Forces Charter Boat Captains to Install ‘Anchor Bracelets’

Washington, DC (September 3, 2021) – A video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance dives into a lawsuit brought by charter boat captains, including Allen Walburn, who has been chartering deep-sea fishing vessels in Naples, FL, for the past 42 years. Captain ...

NCLA Files for Summary Judgment in Class-Action Lawsuit Against CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Washington, DC (August 31, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has moved for summary judgment in Mossman v. CDC, the class-action lawsuit challenging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction ...

NCLA Represents COVID-19 Survivors in Class-Action Lawsuit Against Mich. State U. Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC (August 27, 2021) – Jeanna Norris is a supervisory Administrative Associate and Fiscal Officer at Michigan State University (MSU). She has naturally-acquired immunity to COVID-19 after recovering from the virus late last year. However, the university has ...

US Supreme Ct Validates NCLA Argument that CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Lacks Statutory Authority

Washington, DC (August 27, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance represented the very first plaintiffs to file a complaint against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the agency’s nationwide eviction moratorium. In the Brown v. CDC lawsuit, ...

NCLA Asks 10th Cir. to Declare USDA’s Livestock RFID Federal Advisory Committees Violated FACA

Washington, DC (August 26, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its subagency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), continue to violate federal law in their efforts to mandate “radio frequency identification” (RFID) eartags on livestock. ...

NCLA Petitions Supreme Court of New Jersey to Check Governor Murphy’s Emergency Powers

Washington, DC (August 19, 2021) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy used the Covid-19 public-health emergency to unilaterally and unlawfully modify the rights and obligations of housing providers and tenants who had mutually entered into contracts that explicitly required ...

George Mason Univ. Caves to NCLA’s Lawsuit over Vaccine Mandate, Grants Prof. Medical Exemption

Washington, DC (August 17, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is pleased to announce today that George Mason University (GMU) has granted a medical exemption from its mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy to NCLA client Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation ...

NCLA Asks D.C. Circ. to Rehear Rules Behind Paywalls Case on Timing of Direct Final Rule Challenges

Washington, DC (August 16, 2021) – One mother remains steadfast in her resolve to ensure that all Americans have free access to the product safety standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). A D.C. Circuit panel dismissed the case Lisa Milice v. ...

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