National Citizens Legal Network

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The National Citizens Legal Network (NCLN), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization "dedicated, in part, to educating the public on important public policy issues"[1], is a project of Citizens United. Michael Boos is NCLN's legal director.[2]


Mission

The NCLN "focuses on issues related to constitutional law, the original intent of the Founding Fathers, the overall process of present-day government and the containment of federal regulatory power," the Citizens United website states.[3]

Projects

"NCLN has published materials and participated in court cases on an array of topics including: free speech, freedom of association, privacy rights, the right to keep and bear arms, constitutional limits on federal power, separation of powers, due process, and the constitutionally permissible means by which the decennial census may be conducted for purposes of congressional apportionment."[4]

Activities

For the Fall/October 1997 session of the U.S. Supreme Court, NCLN filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Michael G. New, Petitioner, v. William D. Cohen [sic], Secretary of Defense, et al.[5][6]

In the brief, the Citizens United Foundation described itself as "a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization established to conduct research and to inform and educate the public on a variety of issues of national importance, including issues related to sovereignty, separation of powers, the original intent of the Framers and the correct interpretation of the United States Constitution."[7]

Contact information

1006 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202 547-5420
Toll-Free: 800 362-4788
FAX: 202 547-5421
URL: http://www.citizensunited.org/

Resources and articles

References

  1. Michael Boos, "Why Hillary Rodham Clinton could and should be Indicted for her Role in the Whitewater and Travelgate Scandals," Citizens United Foundation/Citizens Public Policy (ReviewUsers.AOL.com), 1996.
  2. "Citizens United - Floyd G. Brown," The Public Eye, accessed July 3, 2007.
  3. Citizens United website.
  4. Citizens United website.
  5. Amicus curiae, MikeNew.com.
  6. Mike New.com website.
  7. Amicus curiae, MikeNew.com.