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  • Morris Dees, a Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Is Fired

    03/14/2019 7:54:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-14-2019 | Adeel Hassan, Karen Zraick and Alan Blinder
    The Southern Poverty Law Center said Thursday that it had fired its co-founder and chief trial lawyer, Morris Dees, after nearly a half-century, during which he helped build the organization into a fearsome powerhouse that focused on hate crimes and with an endowment that approached half a billion dollars. The group’s president, Richard Cohen, did not give a specific reason for the dismissal of Mr. Dees, 82, on Wednesday. But Mr. Cohen said in a statement that as a civil-rights group, the S.P.L.C. was “committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and...