Judge tosses lawsuit over law center's hate group labels - 2019-09-16

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F43.png Judge tosses lawsuit over law center's hate group labels September 16, 2019, Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press, Washington Post

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused leaders of the Southern Poverty Law Center of trying to financially destroy one of the organizations that it has labeled as a hate group.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday that the Center for Immigration Studies' lawsuit is devoid of any allegation that the Alabama-based law center made a false statement about the Washington-based nonprofit.

Jackson said the suit improperly attempts to "shoehorn" a defamation claim into the framework of a case that accused the law center leaders of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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{{cite news | first = Michael | last = Kunzelman | title = Judge tosses lawsuit over law center's hate group labels | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-law-centers-hate-group-labels/2019/09/16/ef1ef79a-d8a0-11e9-a1a5-162b8a9c9ca2_story.html | work = Associated Press | publisher = Washington Post | date = September 16, 2019 | accessdate = September 16, 2019 }}