New Civil Liberties Alliance or NCLA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group founded by prominent legal scholar Philip Hamburger to protect constitutional freedoms from violations by the Administrative State. NCLA’s public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy strive to tame the unlawful power of state and federal agencies and to foster a new civil liberties movement that will help restore Americans’ fundamental rights.
NCLA is Challenging Covid-19 Regulations and Orders Imposed by Executive Decree
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a threat not only to the health and safety of Americans, but also to our way of life. Under the aegis of public safety, federal, state and local governments have violated constitutional law by implementing regulations and emergency orders by executive decree.
As elected leaders and bureaucrats have taken turns trampling civil rights under foot, NCLA has been working overtime to restore the constitutional guardrails on the Administrative State’s pandemic response.
NCLA Contact Information
New Civil Liberties Alliance
1225 19th Street Northwest, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
About Philip Hamburger, Founder and President of NCLA
Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor Of Law, Columbia Law School
Philip Hamburger is a scholar of constitutional law and its history at Columbia Law School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Before coming to Columbia, he was the John P. Wilson Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He also taught at George Washington University Law School, Northwestern Law School, University of Virginia Law School, and the University of Connecticut Law School. Professor Hamburger’s contributions are unrivaled by any U.S. legal scholar in driving the national conversations on the First Amendment and the separation of church and state and on administrative power. His work on administrative power has been celebrated by organizations like the Manhattan Institute and the Bradley Foundation, among others.
His most recent publications include:
- Is Administrative Law Unlawful? (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
- Chevron Bias (George Washington Law Review, 2016)
- Liberal Suppression (University of Chicago Press, 2018)
- New York Times Opinion: Gorsuch’s Collision Course With the Administrative State (New York Times, March 20, 2017)