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Criminal Justice Reform
August 25, 2016

Immigration judges at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia have discriminated against Central American immigrants representing themselves in legal proceedings by making disparaging comments and suggesting that they have no valid claims to asylum or other immigration relief before hearing their cases, according to a complaint filed by the SPLC today.

Economic Justice
August 23, 2016

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.

LGBT Rights
August 22, 2016

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.

Criminal Justice Reform
August 20, 2016

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.

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