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February 06, 2017

Louisiana officials denied poor people their constitutional right to counsel by failing to establish an effective statewide public defense system. The SPLC and its allies filed suit in state court fix the broken system.

In 2016, a funding crisis forced as many as 33 out of 42 public...

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February 06, 2017

President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban that violates the First Amendment, according to an amicus brief filed today by the SPLC and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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February 06, 2017

The SPLC and a broad coalition of advocates and legal scholars today urged Florida’s Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners to uphold a county resolution that has saved millions of tax dollars and improved community relations with police by not requiring officers to detain people for immigration authorities in county jails.

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