Morris Dees Awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace PrizeDees was recognized not only as a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, but also for his extensive work with them fighting numerous hate groups in the courtrooms, and representing the disenfranchised.
Groups Ask Ala. Prisons To Limit Razor Distribution Advocacy groups say Alabama prisons are giving inmates virtually unlimited access to razors, a practice that's leading to deaths and injuries inside the lockups.
Alabama Public Schools Will Not Need Social Security Number Or Birth Certificate For Student EnrollmentAlabama's school superintendent is telling all Alabama public school systems to start using a new student enrollment process that makes clear a Social Security number or birth certificate is not necessary for enrollment.
High School Accused Of Turning Away Mexican-Born Teen For EnrollmentLawyers with the Southern Poverty Law Center accused a north Alabama school system of wrongly turning away a Mexican-born teen for enrollment, causing him to miss almost a semester of school.
Supreme Court Rejects Ala. Appeal To Revive Portions Of Immigration LawAn attorney for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says he's not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to revive portions of Alabama's immigration law.
Mississippi School District Will No Longer Handcuff Students Following LawsuitJackson public schools will no longer handcuff students to poles or other objects and will train staff at its alternative school on better methods of discipline.
Report Blames 'Radical Right' For Record Number Of Hate Groups In USThe number of hate groups across the U.S. explodes to a record level, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.