A federal judge has denied a request by the Birmingham Police Department in Alabama to dismiss a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center filed against the department for its brutal use of pepper spray against the city’s public school students.
A new California law that prohibits mental health providers from subjecting LGBT children and teens to therapy intended to change their sexual orientation is an important step toward stopping a dangerous and discredited practice, the Southern Poverty Law Center said today.
It’s a thought that pains Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere. The married couple can’t stand the thought of LGBT youth seeing a mailer that uses their cherished engagement photo to attack a politician for supporting same-sex civil unions.
A juvenile detention center in Hattiesburg, Miss., has made “little or no headway” in addressing the dangerous conditions that led to an SPLC lawsuit – even though nearly a year has passed since officials settled the suit with promises to stop the abuse and neglect of children, a court-appointed monitor has found.
The SPLC today welcomed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to intervene in an SPLC civil rights lawsuit challenging the brutality and inhumane conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans.
The SPLC today criticized Congress for blocking a new regulation that would protect U.S. workers by allowing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to regulate the wages paid to foreign laborers recruited into the U.S. through the federal H-2B guestworker program.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed suit today against a Louisiana sheriff who is refusing to release public documents that could confirm concerns that the rights of immigrants detained in Louisiana have been systematically violated
In testimony submitted to the U.S Senate today, the SPLC urged the federal government to place a high priority on fighting domestic extremism in the wake of last month’s massacre of Sikh worshippers and a series of other attacks and plots in recent months.
The new issue of the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today, celebrates the upcoming golden anniversaries of pivotal moments in the civil rights movement and provides insights to help teachers delve into the complexities of the movement and explore the lesser-known characters who shaped it.
In 1999, Republican National Committee Chair Jim Nicholson called for party members to shun the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that described African-Americans as “a retrograde species of humanity.”
“A member of the party of Lincoln should not belong to such an organization,” Nicholson said at the time.