SPLC staffers traveled to St. Louis on Oct. 10 to take part in the Ferguson October campaign. They joined thousands of peaceful protesters from across the United States in marching through St. Louis for justice.
An SPLC staff attorney recounts how a tearful meeting with a scared child at a Mississippi juvenile detention center led to a federal lawsuit and a settlement agreement to hold the lock-up accountable for its abuses.
Alabama has agreed that it will not publish a list naming immigrants allegedly “unlawfully present” in the state. The settlement agreement blocks the final provision of the state’s harsh anti-immigrant law that the SPLC challenged in court.
The SPLC is hosting or supporting events in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi this month to raise public awareness of the need to reform criminal justice policies that are harming vulnerable children.
Almost a month after an SPLC lawsuit resulted in a federal judge ordering Tennessee to provide hearings to residents whose Medicaid applications have been unreasonably delayed, state officials continue to offer excuses andshift the blame – tactics blasted in a recent editorial by The Tennessean.