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Children's Rights
Active Case

Date Filed

October 01, 2021

After Georgia’s Cobb County School District failed to implement and enforce recommended safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools, the Southern Poverty Law Center and its allies filed a federal lawsuit describing how the school district’s actions unlawfully deny students with...

Special Litigation
Active Case

Date Filed

November 16, 2021

In April 2021, the Florida Legislature enacted the Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act, also known as HB 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis and other leading proponents of HB 1 were explicit: HB 1 was a direct response to – and a means to oppose – the summer 2020 Black...

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - AL
Active Case

Date Filed

November 15, 2021

When Alabama lawmakers drew new state legislative districts in 2021, they deliberately diminished the power of Black voters, continuing the state’s sordid record of racial discrimination in the electoral system. The Southern Poverty Law Center and its co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit...

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - GA
Active Case

Date Filed

January 07, 2022

After Black Georgia voters saw their voting power weakened by the newly drawn boundaries of three congressional districts, the Southern Poverty Law Center and its co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit challenging the racially gerrymandered districts on behalf of voting rights groups and Georgia...

Economic Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

March 30, 2022

After Mississippi failed to provide COVID-19 vaccine access in an equitable manner, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal administrative complaint describing how the failure violated civil rights law.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Mississippi and other public and...

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - MS
Active Case

Date Filed

April 25, 2022

The Southern Poverty Law Center and allied organizations filed a federal lawsuit challenging the voting district lines used to elect members of the Mississippi Supreme Court. The suit contends that the lines, which have not been adjusted in 35 years, dilute the voting strength of Black voters....

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - AL
Active Case

Date Filed

June 08, 2022

Alabama’s absentee ballot program is inaccessible to blind voters and voters with print disabilities. It requires those voters to secure another person’s assistance to complete their absentee ballot – forfeiting their right to vote privately and independently.

The SPLC and its co-counsel...

Immigrant Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

July 16, 2019

After Florida passed an “anti-sanctuary cities” law mandating cooperation agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requiring local law enforcement agencies to use their “best efforts” to support federal immigration law enforcement and prohibiting local sanctuary policies, the...

Children's Rights
LGBTQ Rights
Active Case

Date Filed

July 25, 2022

The state of Florida in 2022 enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, which bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3 and restricts such discussions for students through grade 12 based on undefined standards of appropriateness. The...

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