Press Releases

NCLA Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down CFPB’s Unconstitutional Funding Method

Washington, DC (July 10, 2023) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau operates with an illegitimate funding method, outside of direct Congressional control. Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an amicus curiae brief joined by The Buckeye Institute and the ...

Watch: Government Spyware on Your Phone? Unfortunately, There’s an App for That

Washington, DC (July 9, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance is challenging the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in federal court for coordinating with Google to automatically install spyware on the smartphones of more than one million Commonwealth ...

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Biden Administration Cannot Censor Americans on Social Media

Washington, DC (July 5, 2023) – Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting several federal agencies and specific White House officials from pressuring or coordinating with social ...

NCLA Notches Supreme Court Amicus Win Against Biden’s Student Loan Debt Handout

Washington, DC (June 30, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance applauds today’s Supreme Court decision blocking the Biden Administration’s plan to cancel nearly a half-trillion dollars in outstanding student loans owed to the U.S. Treasury. As NCLA urged in an amicus ...

NCLA Asks U.S. District Court to Stop Unconstitutional Suspension of Circuit Judge Pauline Newman

Washington, DC (June 28, 2023) — Chief Judge Kimberly Moore and the Judicial Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have indefinitely suspended highly-respected veteran Judge Pauline Newman from hearing new cases—and they did so before investigating ...

NCLA Suit Aims to Take Down Unconstitutional Enforcement Regime at the U.S. Dep’t of Transportation

Washington, DC (June 28, 2023) – The Department of Transportation (DOT) is flexing its muscles against a small, family-owned and operated company, ignoring the federal law that only allows civil penalties when a company “knowingly violates” a regulation. So, the New Civil ...

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Rein in SEC Practice of Seeking Penalties in Excess of Statutory Caps

Washington, DC (June 26, 2023) – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) penalties have exploded in size in recent years, in large part because the agency ignores statutory penalty caps Congress set in 1990. SEC civil penalties have become wildly inconsistent and ...

NCLA Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Second Circuit, Hold CFPB’s Funding Method Unconstitutional

Washington, DC (June 22, 2023) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an outlier agency, and the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its illegitimate funding method, the New Civil Liberties Alliance argues in a petition for a writ of certiorari filed in the ...

NCLA Cert Petition Joins Effort Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Chevron and Scrap Fishy Rule

Washington, DC (June 14, 2023) – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) have imposed an unconstitutional rule requiring fishing companies to pay for at-sea ...

U.S. Forest Service Illegitimately Created Crimes, Prosecuted Skier over Instagram Post, NCLA Says

Washington, DC (June 9, 2023) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil liberties organization, filed an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit last night, appealing its client David Lesh’s contested criminal convictions ...

Watch: A Physician with a Gag Order Is Not a Physician You Can Trust, NCLA Releases Case Video Challenging California’s AB 2098

Washington, DC (June 8, 2023) – The government declared the pandemic officially over on May 11th, but a video released today by the New Civil Liberties Alliance explains how California Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) subjects physicians to discipline for disseminating ...

Watch: Biden’s Student Loan Debt Cancellation Plan Undermines Congress, Says NCLA

Washington, DC (June 8, 2023) – The Biden Administration’s illegal plan to unilaterally cancel student loan debt is getting pushback in the courts from the nonpartisan nonprofit civil liberties group, New Civil Liberties Alliance. A video released by NCLA outlines how the ...

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