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Sweeping new regulations for poultry plants announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today will leave processing lines running at their current speeds – a decision that spares workers from an increase but still forces them to endure the current, dangerously fast pace.

The SPLC has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Tennessee for Medicaid practices that violate the law and deprive thousands of people of health care coverage despite their eligibility. 

The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project today announced the five recipients of the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching – a biennial award given to K-12 educators nationwide who excel at promoting respect and a passion for justice among students. 

School officials in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have agreed to measures that will ensure students will not face discrimination and hostility because of their national origin or English language proficiency.

A new SPLC report reveals the planning that went into the actions of extremists in Nevada who forced federal agents to stand down or risk bloodshed.

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program filed suit today against the Alabama Department of Corrections for putting the health and lives of prisoners at risk by ignoring their medical and mental health needs and discriminating against prisoners with disabilities – violations of federal law by a prison system that has had one of the highest mortality rates in the country.

An investigation by the SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program has concluded that Alabama’s overcrowded prison system is breaking federal law by failing to provide a humane level of medical and psychiatric care, and by subjecting prisoners with disabilities to discriminatory conditions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Florida Immigrant Coalition released information today that will help immigrant students take full advantage of a new state law that makes them eligible for in-state college tuition rates even if they were brought to the United States without papers.

The man and woman identified as the couple who ambushed and killed two police officers in Las Vegas yesterday were apparently far-right extremists who sympathized with the antigovernment “Patriot” movement.

A New Jersey conversion therapy organization is potentially liable for the costs to repair the damage it inflicted on four young people by using dangerous and discredited practices it claimed can convert people from gay to straight.