The SPLC joined 286 advocacy groups today voicing support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to restrict the financial industry’s use of forced arbitration – a tactic employed by Wall Street banks and predatory lenders to prevent consumers from challenging illegal practices in court.
In response to preliminary injunction granted today by a federal judge in Texas v. U.S., blocking the May 2016 guidance by the Obama administration interpreting Title IX to protect transgender students, the following statement is by David Dinielli, deputy legal director, Southern Poverty Law Center.
The SPLC, the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program and the law firm of Baker Donelson have asked a federal judge to certify its lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) as a class action, which would allow rulings in the case over the inadequate medical and mental health care of 43 prisoners named in the lawsuit to apply to the 25,000 people held in a prison system that has had one of the highest mortality rates in the country.
The SPLC filed a federal civil rights complaint today over discipline and arrest policies in Dothan public schools that disproportionately push African Americans and students with disabilities out of school for minor misconduct.
The federal government has failed to release records under the Freedom of Information Act that would shed light on controversial – and potentially unconstitutional – immigration raids that took more than 100 women and children from their homes and placed them in a Texas detention center before deporting many of them, according to a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and Alston & Bird today to obtain the records.