Press Releases

NCLA Amicus Brief Challenges FEC’s Heightened Standard for Standing in Sen. Cruz’s Campaign Suit

Washington, DC (December 22, 2021) – The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is urging the Supreme Court to adopt a new, heightened standard for establishing that an injury is “fairly traceable” to complained‑of conduct, a showing required of all plaintiffs in order to ...

In Reversal After NCLA Suit, DOJ to Allow Prisoners Moved to Home Confinement for Covid to Stay

Washington, DC (December 22, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance commends Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for reversing course on the idea of automatically returning prisoners put on home confinement to prison once the pandemic ...

NCLA and NCPPR Team up to Sue SEC over Unauthorized and Unlawful Nasdaq Board Diversity Rules

Washington, DC (December 21, 2021) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lacks the authority to approve Nasdaq Stock Market LLC’s new Board Diversity Rules concerning the race, gender, and sexual preference of members of corporate boards of directors. An opening ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Tells SCOTUS the Clean Air Act and the Constitution Disallow EPA’s Power Grab

Washington, DC (December 20, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in West Virginia v. EPA, supporting the Petitioner States’ challenge against giving EPA vast power ...

NCLA Asks Fifth Circuit to End an SEC Lifetime Gag Order that Violates the First Amendment

Washington, DC (December 16, 2021) – For decades, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has silenced people with lifetime speech bans enforced through threat of reopened prosecutions. The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed an opening brief in the U.S. Court ...

NCLA Appeals Case Contesting Data Collection of Automatic License Plate Readers in Coral Gables, FL

Washington, DC (December 14, 2021) - The City of Coral Gables, Florida, uses Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to collect and store geographic location data of drivers navigating the City, aggregates that information, and stores it in a database accessible to law ...

NCLA Wins Major Fifth Circuit en Banc Decision Versus SEC: Court of Appeals Finds Subject-Matter Jurisdiction to Hear Unconstitutional Removal Protection Claim Against Administrative Law Judges

Washington, DC (December 13, 2021) – The full Fifth Circuit bench ruled today that Texas accountant Michelle Cochran has the right to challenge the constitutionality of her Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) removal protections in federal court before undergoing an ...

Watch: NCLA Video Reveals Impact of Vaccine Mandates on College Employees with Natural Immunity

Washington, DC (December 10, 2021) – Thousands of Americans across the country are being forced to choose between getting a COVID-19 vaccine or keeping their jobs. The situation is intolerable, especially for those who already have antibodies against the virus. A video ...

NCLA Comment Challenges Both DOL’s Unconstitutional Rule Rescission and OFCCP’s Very Existence

Washington, DC (December 10, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a Comment in response to the Department of Labor’s proposed rescission of a Final Rule promulgated by the prior administration that clarified the scope ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Challenges OSHA’s Vaccinate-or-Test Requirement for Private Employees

Washington, DC (December 7, 2021) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) attempt to impose an invasive “vaccinate-or-test” requirement on over half the nation’s workforce is an unprecedented and unconstitutional exercise of legislative power—power ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Backs Cert Petition Challenging Deference to Sentencing Guidelines Commentary

Washington, DC (November 24, 2021) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief today in Jayren Wynn v. United States of America, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant Mr. Wynn’s petition for certiorari and either ...

NCLA Comment Objects to Proposed HHS Rule Repealing Regulated Parties’ Due Process Rights

Washington, DC (November 22, 2021) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is attempting to rescind a Final Rule meant to protect due process rights of regulated persons by restricting HHS’s ability to use non-public and non-binding standards to violate fair ...

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