Press Releases

In NCLA Amicus Win, Sixth Circuit Strikes Down Congress’s Unconstitutional State Tax Cut Ban

Washington, DC (November 22, 2022)—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision prohibiting the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing an unconstitutional “Tax Cut Ban” against the state of Tennessee. The New Civil Liberties Alliance ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Calls on Sixth Circuit to Restore Congress’ Power to Set Safety Standards

Washington, DC (November 15, 2022) - The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed an amicus curiae brief in Allstates Refractory Contractors LLC v. Walsh, et al., challenging the constitutionality of the Occupational Safety and ...

NCLA Files Class-Action Against Massachusetts for Auto-Installing Covid Spyware on 1 Million Phones

Washington, DC (November 15, 2022) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) worked with Google to auto-install spyware on the smartphones of more than one million Commonwealth residents, without their knowledge or consent, in a misguided effort to combat ...

NCLA Asks High Court to Uphold Federal Court Jurisdiction over Unconstitutional Agency Proceedings

Washington, DC (November 7, 2022) - Texas accountant Michelle Cochran’s case seeking to have her challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) in-house adjudication scheme heard by an Article III federal judge was argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court. In ...

California Doctors Sue Gov. Newsom and Calif. Medical Board over New Law Censoring Medical Advice

Washington, DC (November 2, 2022) - A new California law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom empowers the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians who “disseminate” information regarding Covid-19 that departs from the “contemporary scientific consensus.” The New ...

NCLA Calls on Third Circuit to Strike Down Viewpoint-Based Discrimination for PA Attorneys

Washington, DC (October 31, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed an amicus curiae brief in Greenberg v. Lehocky, et al. NCLA opposes Pennsylvania officials’ attempt to revive a rule that would use overly vague ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Supports States’ Suit Against Biden Admin’s Mass Student Loan Cancellation

Washington, DC (October 25, 2022) - The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed an amicus curiae brief in the lawsuit brought by six States—Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and South Carolina—to block the Biden ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court to Put an End to Deference to USSG Commentary

Washington, DC (October 20, 2022) - The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in support of a petition for writ of certiorari in Lenair Moses v. United States. Lenair Moses ...

Biden’s Plan to Cancel Student Debt Undermines Nonprofits, Argues NCLA in Cato Institute Lawsuit

Washington, DC (October 18, 2022) – Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client, the Cato Institute, urging the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to stop the Biden ...

Watch: SEC’s “Comply or Report” Rules Pushing Diversity Quotas on Nasdaq Corporate Boards Face NCLA Challenge

Washington, DC (October 5, 2022) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Nasdaq Stock Market LLC’s listing rules requiring most companies in the stock exchange to meet quotas for race, gender, and sexual preference in corporate board membership. A new ...

NCLA Amicus Brief Encourages Fifth Circuit to Reject Judicial Deference to Sentencing Commission

Washington, DC (October 3, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, has filed an amicus brief in United States v. Vargas, urging the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to decide that Stinson deference should not ...

NCLA Petitions Supreme Court to Review Tenth Circuit’s Misinterpretation of “Established” in FACA

Washington, DC (September 19, 2022) – Ranchers and livestock owners are taking the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), its subagency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and the heads of those agencies to the Supreme Court over the government’s effort ...

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