Press Releases

NCLA Backs SCOTUS Case Seeking to Resolve Circuit Split on Interp of Federal Civil Proc. Rule 60(b)

Washington, DC (March 2, 2022) – Yesterday, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed an amicus brief in Kemp v. United States, a case before the Supreme Court challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit’s ...

Class-Action Plaintiffs in Fed. Employee Vaccine Mandate Case File Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit Appeal

Washington, DC (February 24, 2022) - Plaintiffs from NCLA’s class-action lawsuit, James Joseph Rodden, et al. v. Dr. Anthony Fauci, et al., have submitted a brief amici curiae in a similar case seeking to overturn the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate. Class representatives ...

MI District Court Ruling Keeps MSU Vaccine Mandate in Place, NCLA Plans Appeal to Sixth Circuit

Washington, DC (February 23, 2022) - On Tuesday, Judge Paul Maloney of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan granted Michigan State University’s (MSU) Motion to Dismiss the class-action lawsuit, Norris, et al. v. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., et al., ruling ...

NCLA Supports Cert. Petition Seeking Procedural Protections for Accused in Collegiate Title IX Cases

Washington, DC (February 18, 2022) – As part of its efforts to enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education has routinely pressured schools to deny due process to the accused in sexual-misconduct investigations. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, ...

NCLA Contests Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Vague CT Rule Regulating Attorneys’ Speech

Washington, DC (February 17, 2022) - Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a response to the Connecticut Statewide Bar Counsel and the Chair of the Statewide Grievance Committee’s Motion to Dismiss our lawsuit on behalf of two Connecticut-licensed attorneys who say ...

Biden’s Supreme Court Shortlist Has Limited Administrative Law Expertise, NCLA Report Shows

Washington, DC (February 10, 2022) – President Biden has vowed that he will appoint the first Black woman justice to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat of Justice Stephen Breyer. Taking him at his word, NCLA has only evaluated Black female candidates this time around in ...

NCLA Suit Says Marco Island, FL Defied 4th Amendment, Captured ALPR Driver Data Sans Warrants

Washington, DC (February 7, 2022) - Everyone entering or exiting Marco Island be warned: the city is keeping tabs on you. Today, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed the lawsuit, Shannon Schemel, et al. v. City of Marco Island, et al., to stop warrantless searches and the ...

NCLA Backs RI Oral Surgeon with Natural Immunity in Suit Against Officials Who Shut His Practice

Washington, DC (February 4, 2022) - Arbitrary and irrational government mandates responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have deprived millions of patients across the country of much-needed medical care. The State of Rhode Island provides a particularly acute example of such ...

NCLA Asks First Circuit to Set Aside NOAA’s Unlawful Rule Forcing Industry to Fund at-Sea Monitors

Washington, DC (February 1, 2022) - Atlantic herring fishermen are having to spend huge sums of money to fund agency-mandated at-sea monitors to police the harvest aboard their ships. The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed an opening brief in the appeal of Relentless ...

George Mason Univ. Ends Student Vaccine Booster Mandate Following Demand Letter from NCLA

Washington, DC (January 31, 2022) - George Mason University (GMU) has revised its COVID-19 policy regarding vaccines and boosters for the student body after the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, sent a letter Friday demanding GMU ...

NCLA Seeks Fifth Circuit En Banc Review of ATF’s Bump Stock Ban to Resolve Circuit Split

Washington, DC (January 28, 2022) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the lawsuit, Michael Cargill v. Merrick Garland, et al. NCLA is asking the full bench of the U.S. Court of ...

Biden Withdraws OSHA Vaccine Mandate After SCOTUS Stays Rule, Refuses to Infer Legal Authority

Washington, DC (January 25, 2022) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it will withdraw the mandate requiring employers with 100 or more employees to either implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy or ...

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