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Several days after the Trump administration began separating children from their parents at the border, our Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) received one or two calls from fathers whose children had been taken.
James Alex Fields, Jr., a neo-Nazi sympathizer accused of driving his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, was granted an attorney to advise him in a federal civil suit.
If racist "alt-right" organizer Jason Kessler goes through with a second “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, he’ll be legally barred from being armed during any organized protests.
SPLC sues to block misleading Fla. ballot measure that would reduce local control over new public schools
The SPLC sued the state of Florida today, seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate local school boards’ right to regulate new public schools – including charter schools – in their districts.
A South Carolina man faces 33 months in prison for his involvement in a copycat plan to emulate Dylann Roof who carried out a murderous gun rampage in 2015 at a Charleston church.
Seeking to guarantee the voting rights of Alabama residents who have paid their debt to society after felony convictions, the SPLC and the Campaign Legal Center are launching a grassroots campaign to re-enfranchise thousands of Alabama voters.
Prosecutors in trial of man accused of attacking South Texas mosque offer 3,000 pages from his social-media page, spewing hate and organizing militias.
Is Trump responsible for hate-crimes rise? Behind the pardon for the Hammonds; LA sheriff’s office may have harbored a racist clique; and more.
A storm involving more legal trouble could be brewing for Veterans on Patrol leader Michael Meyer, who’s been at the center of a Pizzagate-style conspiracy theory for several weeks.
Jason Kessler will get his day in court with the city of Charlottesville, but whether he gets the permit he wants remains to be seen.
Barry Byron “The Baron” Mills, widely considered one of the founding members of the violent Aryan Brotherhood prison gang syndicate, has died in the nation’s most-secure federal prison.
A Utah militia leader is being released from federal custody after serving two years in prison for his involvement in an antigovernment plot to bomb a remote Bureau of Land Management facility in Arizona.
Longtime anti-Muslim figure Daniel Pipes and his group the Middle East Forum (MEF) recently took credit for financing a rally in London last month in support of English far-right provocateur Tommy Robinson (aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon).
Trump blames immigrants for family separations; Hate crimes rise again in California; ‘White genocide’ is an old rallying cry for the far right; and more.
Judge upholds bulk of lawsuit against alt-righters in Charlottesville after 'Unite the Right,' dismisses Peinovich
The bulk of a lawsuit against a group of alt-right activists, neo-Nazis and racists stemming from the deadly “Unite the Right” rally can go forward after a federal judge concluded that a group of Charlottesville residents “plausibly alleged” a conspiracy to engage in racial violence among the groups.
Trump has granted clemency to the Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment inspired the 2016 Malheur occupation
The Oregon ranchers who inspired the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon will be let out of prison and cleared of all charges, the White House says.
He likes to dress as a Confederate soldier, sing “Dixie” online and buy guns. Now, he wants out of jail and thinks his attorney isn’t doing enough to make it happen.
White nationalists seek global alliances; ‘QAnon’ activists emerge from MAGA cult; Reddit CEO throws up his hands over hate speech; and more.
Arizona vigilante Michael Meyer of 'Veterans on Patrol' arrested amid Pizzagate-style conspiracy theory
Michael Meyer, the head of the vigilante group Veterans on Patrol (VOP) that’s been involved in a Pizzagate-style conspiracy theory in Arizona, was arrested on Sunday night near Tucson on suspicion of felony trespassing.
An antigovernment extremist has reportedly been pushed over the edge into domestic violence with deadly consequences.