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January 23, 2018

Courts in 14 Alabama counties awarded $2.2 million to law enforcement agencies through civil asset forfeiture actions filed in 2015 – and in a quarter of the 1,100 cases, law enforcement sought to keep property seized from people who were never even charged with a crime, according to a report released today by the SPLC and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.

January 12, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center and its allies filed a motion today to defend a ban on conversion therapy for minors enacted by Tampa, Florida, and challenged by an anti-LGBT hate group attempting to allow the discredited practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity

January 11, 2018

Today’s announcement from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – that it intends to allow states to impose work requirements on federal Medicaid programs – is really just an effort to curtail access to health insurance coverage for our nation’s most vulnerable people. 

January 06, 2018

What will you do this year to be an engaged member of a democratic and tolerant community?

Here are five items to add to your New Year's resolution list.