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President Trump’s latest executive order banning travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries is an unconstitutional Muslim ban that threatens to break up families and prevent Shi’a Muslims from studying their faith with religious scholars, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslim Advocates and a coalition of other organizations.
President Trump’s threat to cut off federal funds to “sanctuary” jurisdictions will harm all residents of these areas – not just undocumented immigrants, according to briefs the Southern Poverty Law Center filed Wednesday in support of two California counties that have brought federal lawsuits over Trump’s threat to local governments.
In response to the first question posed in his Senate confirmation hearing today, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said that there is “no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge – we just have judges in this country.” My guess is that every senator on the Judiciary Committee, particularly the Republicans, knew that what he was saying wasn’t really true, and I’m sure that Judge Gorsuch knew it as well.
Janet Jenkins has been fighting for years for the return of her daughter, Isabella, and to bring those responsible for Isabella’s kidnapping to justice.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of immigrant rights groups today demanded an immediate investigation into the death of a 47-year-old man held at the LaSalle Detention Center in Louisiana – the fourth death of a LaSalle detainee in a little more than a year.
Fifty-two years ago today, famed civil rights judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. issued a momentous federal court ruling that prohibited Alabama Gov. George Wallace and a local sheriff from interfering with voting rights marchers.
The SPLC has asked the federal government to release records that could show whether anti-LGBT extremists are influencing the Trump administration's policy decisions, including a yet-to-be signed executive order that threatens widespread discrimination against LGBT people under the guise of religious freedom.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project named 76 schools as Mix It Up Model Schools for their exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among their students and throughout campus during the 2016-17 school year.
The SPLC has reached a settlement with Alexander City, Alabama, and its police chief to resolve a federal class action lawsuit over the operation of a modern-day debtors’ prison in which people were jailed for being too poor to pay fines and court fees for traffic tickets and misdemeanors.