SPLC's 'Hate Group' Label For Nonprofit Falls Short Of Fraud
Law360 (September 16, 2019, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A nonprofit that advocates for more restrictive immigration policies cannot litigate a racketeering suit against the Southern Poverty Law Center over a hate group label lobbed against it because the nonprofit didn't show the SPLC committed fraud, a D.C. federal judge has said.
U.S. District Judge Amy B. Jackson explained in her Friday decision that the Center for Immigration Studies' claim that two SPLC leaders labeled it a hate group in multiple blog posts to cause it financial harm didn't meet the criteria for wire fraud under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
"[SPLC's statements] do not depend upon objective data or evidence, and...
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