The New Civil Liberties Alliance seeks an experienced communications and media professional who shares NCLA’s passion for restoring constitutional constraints on the administrative state. NCLA is a brand-new organization, so this hire will need to possess the energy and know-how to set up the firm’s communications capability from scratch.
Founded by law professor Philip Hamburger, NCLA is a non-profit, public-interest law firm, which engages in pro bono litigation to defend the liberty established by the Constitution. It focuses primarily on fighting administrative power and conditions on spending where they systematically threaten constitutional freedoms, including the freedom of speech, jury-trial rights, and due process. Rather than resist administrative power wherever it threatens substantive rights and interests, NCLA will work against administrative mechanisms that repeatedly and broadly threaten constitutionally protected rights. For example, NCLA will oppose the Chevron and Auer deference federal courts give to administrative agencies that compromises judicial independence. Coordinating its efforts with other civil rights groups, NCLA will pursue strategic litigation that promises to curtail administrative threats to civil liberties.