Press Releases

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 ...

SEC Enforcement Staff Accessed Adjudicatory Documents in Midst of Administrative Proceedings

Washington, DC (April 6, 2022) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed that its enforcement staff accessed documents in at least two adjudicatory matters currently in litigation in federal court, including SEC v. Michelle Cochran. The New Civil ...

NCLA Asks High Court to Grant Cert Now, Not Hold Case Questioning SEC’s Unconstitutional ALJs

Washington, DC (March 29, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance today filed an early response to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s March 11 petition for a writ of certiorari in SEC v. Michelle Cochran. NCLA argues that the U.S. Supreme Court should reject the ...

NCLA Takes on U.S. Surgeon General’s Censoring of Alleged Covid-19 “Misinformation” on Twitter

Washington, DC (March 25, 2022) – Mark Changizi, Daniel Kotzin, and Michael Senger each had or have Twitter accounts with tens of thousands of followers or more. Their Twitter platforms provided them with a social network, and an outlet to express their views, to hear the ...

Watch: The Weaponization of NLRB Against Ben Domenech’s Joke Tweet Raises Free Speech Concerns

Washington, DC (March 22, 2022) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made a federal case out of a joke on Twitter. FDRLST Media is under federal investigation after Ben Domenech, publisher of the online magazine, posted a satirical tweet that didn’t sit well with ...

NCLA Petitions Supreme Court to End Decades-Long Suppression of Free Speech by SEC Gag Order

Washington, DC (March 21, 2022) – Settling defendants whom the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has muzzled for decades might get a chance at finally having their voices heard. Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with ...

NCLA Argues Against Unconstitutional and Dangerous Federal Government Control over State Taxes

Washington, DC (March 21, 2022) – The “Tax Cut Ban” provision of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) encroaches in an unprecedented way on a core power exclusively assigned to the states—the power to change or reduce a state’s taxation of its own citizens. Congress ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court to Confront Religious Inequality in Admin. Policymaking

Washington, DC (March 18, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief today in Dr. A, et al. v. Kathy Hochul, et al., encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review and hold that New York’s administrative ...

NCLA Appeals District Court Ruling Allowing Government to Unlawfully Track Gulf Charter Vessels

Washington, DC (March 3, 2022) - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has denied the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by over 1,300 federally permitted charter boat owners in the class-action lawsuit, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company, et al. v. NOAA, ...

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