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A $20 million settlement agreement has been reached to resolve numerous labor trafficking lawsuits – spearheaded by the SPLC – against Signal International, a Gulf Coast marine services company that was found liable by a federal jury earlier this year for defrauding and exploiting workers it lured from India.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi all celebrate holidays named for either Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, or Robert E. Lee, commander of its army.

In a landmark victory, a jury has found that a New Jersey provider of conversion therapy violated the state’s consumer fraud law by offering services that purport to turn gay people straight. 

U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of Affordable Care Act helps millions

06/25/2015

Even with ruling, more than 6 million people will remain without coverage because states have refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the ACA.

An Alabama town will no longer use a for-profit probation company that threatened impoverished people with jail when they couldn’t pay traffic fines. The SPLC warned other cities that Judicial Correction Service’s tactics can amount extortion.

Florida’s Flagler County School Board adopted a wide-ranging plan today to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline – resolving a federal civil rights complaint the SPLC filed three years ago.

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the treatment of juveniles at the overcrowded Jefferson County Jail in Alabama a year after the SPLC urged the government to investigate the violence, neglect and abuse of children awaiting trial.

The SPLC suit claims therapy purporting to turn gay people straight is fraudulent and based on junk science.

The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project announced today the educators it has selected to serve on an advisory board that will help the award-winning program develop anti-bias materials for use in classrooms across the country.

The SPLC is observing TDOR to honor the lives lost to hate crimes and is fighting for the rights of transgender Americans; people like Ashley Diamond, a 34-year-old African-American woman currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Georgia.