Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees for unspecified misconduct

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 3/14/2019 | William A. Jacobson
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I was critical of the Southern Poverty Law Center before it was cool to be critical of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

You can scroll through my posts about the SPLC dating back to 2009, including:

Politico - Article - SPLC - January - View

I was quoted in a Politico article about the SPLC in January 2017, and it pretty much summed up my view:

William Jacobson, a law professor at Cornell and critic of the SPLC, says the group has wrapped itself in the mantle of the civil rights struggle to engage in partisan political crusading. “Time and again, I see the SPLC using the reputation it gained decades ago fighting the Klan as a tool to bludgeon mainstream politically conservative opponents,” he says. “For groups that do not threaten violence, the use of SPLC ‘hate group’ or ‘extremist’ designations frequently are exploited as an excuse to silence speech and speakers,” Jacobson adds. “It taints not only the group or person, but others who associate with them.”

SPLC - Part - Coalition - Activist - Groups

SPLC is part of a Coalition of left-wing activist groups calls on big tech to censor online speech.

SPLC has accumulated a massive endowment, far in excess of what it needed for its operations, as The Free Beacon reported recently:

Southern - Poverty - Law - Center - SPLC

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its “hate group” designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according to the group’s most recent financial statements.

The SPLC, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., has not publicly posted its most recent financial statements on its website. However, the organization applied for renewal in the state of California days ago and submitted a number of documents pertaining to its financial standing including its most recent audited statement and tax forms for calendar year 2018, which covers Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.

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