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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced an expansion of its legal department, including the addition of an attorney and two community advocates to its Alabama office today.

A federal court today blocked significant elements of Alabama’s new anti-immigrant law – the nation’s most extreme – but also left large parts in place, undermining the most fundamental American values of fairness and equality and devastating thousands across the state, including citizens, lawful immigrants and immigrants without lawful status alike.

Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining events of U.S. history, most states fail when it comes to teaching the movement to students, a first-of-its-kind study released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center has found.

The Southern Poverty Law Center joined a coalition of community advocates in urging Florida counties to resist placing children charged as juveniles in adult jails, a practice that was recently authorized by the Florida legislature.

The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives will host a free public screening of a digitally restored version of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 1994 Academy Award-winning documentary, A Time for Justice, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, in cooperation with Mississippi attorney Winston J. Thompson III, filed a wrongful death lawsuit today on behalf of the family of a black man who was viciously beaten in a motel parking lot and then fatally run over.

The SPLC praised officials at an Alabama high school for restoring the right of a student to wear a T-shirt expressing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people.

Ten years after 9/11, jihadist attacks are increasingly being plotted by Muslims radicalized in the U.S. as opposed to Al Qaeda operatives and others based overseas, according to the Fall 2011 issue of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report,released today.

The Southern Poverty Law Center was presented with the 2011 Andrew Goodman Freedom Prize today by the Walker County (Ala.) Honorary Committee.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced today that attorney Maria Morris has joined the civil rights organization as managing attorney of its Alabama office.