TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P30

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P30 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 278 SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY enforcement agencies as well as the media and the general public. SPLC staff members conduct training sessions regarding these groups for law enforcement agencies schools and community groups. SPLC also offers online hate-crime training on its Web site in conjunction with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Auburn University Montgomery. In addition to being the subject of continuous vitriolic attacks by extremist organizations whose activity it monitors the SPLC was the subject of strong criticism by Washington writer Ken Silverstein. Writing in the November 2000 issue of Harper s Magazine Silverstein accused SPLC of raising millions of dollars from fund-raising and investments but spending only a portion of the money raised on its civil rights programs. The SPLC has been the subject of violent threats during the 2000s. In 2006 it brought suit against the Imperial Klans of America the second largest KKK group in the United States after two members of the Klan beat a 16-year-old boy of Panamanian descent. After SPLC filed the suit Klan members threatened to bomb the SPLC building. SPLC said it would step up its security efforts. In 2008 the center won the case in a Kentucky trial court. The SPLC promotes its Teach Tolerance campaign throughout the United States. FURTHER READINGS Jacobs James and Kimberly Potter. 2000. Hate Crimes Criminal Law Identity Politics. New York Oxford Univ. Press. Johnson Sandra E. 2002. Standing on Holy Ground A Triumph over Hate Crime in the Deep South. New York St. Martin s Press. Ridgeway James. 1995. Blood in the Face The Ku Klux Klan Aryan Nations Nazi Skinheads and the Rise of a New White Culture. 2d ed. New York Thundermouth. Southern Poverty Law Center. Available online at http accessed June 3 2009 . CROSS REFERENCES Civil Rights Civil Rights Acts Discrimination Ku Klux Klan. SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY The legal protection that prevents a sovereign state or person from being .