Before sentencing three young white men for their roles in a horrific hate crime that claimed the life of a 47-year-old black man in Mississippi, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves last week gave a remarkable speech examining Mississippi’s violent racial history and the terror of lynchings in the United States.

A federal judge’s decision this week to temporarily block the Obama administration’s executive order on immigration stalls critical humanitarian relief that is needed until comprehensive immigration reform is passed by Congress, the SPLC announced.

As the White House prepares to host a major summit examining the threat of violent extremism next week, a Southern Poverty Law Center study of domestic terrorism released today finds that the vast majority of this violence is coming from “lone wolves” or “leaderless resistance” groups composed of no more than two people.

In October 2014, we posted an “Extremist File” of Dr. Ben Carson. This week, as we've come under intense criticism for doing so, we've reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we have taken it down and apologize to Dr. Carson for having posted it.

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the SPLC announced today.

On the same historic day same-sex couples in Alabama were allowed to marry, SPLC client Paul Hard finally received an amended death certificate recognizing him as his husband’s surviving spouse – a recognition that came nearly four years after his husband died in a car crash. 

A New Jersey judge ruled today that several prominent proponents of gay-to-straight conversion therapy will not be allowed to testify in an SPLC consumer-fraud case against a conversion therapy organization.

The Eleventh Circuit order denying a stay pending appeal means that, absent Supreme Court intervention, same-sex couples can begin marrying on Monday.

The SPLC is seeking the removal of Alabama’s chief justice for flouting rule of law, refusing to recognize supremacy of U.S. Supreme Court in same-sex marriage case.

In a letter to SPLC officials, the American Family Association (AFA) has disavowed a series of racist and bigoted statements made by its chief spokesman in recent years. The SPLC called the group’s effort a “shell game.”