A Passion for Justice

As chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Attorney Morris Dees uses the law like a sword in his battle against racism, prejudice, and hatred.  Over the years, Dees has repeatedly brought civil lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation, many times winning multi-million dollar judgments against both of those groups.  More recently, Dees has turned his attention to educating people about America’s radical militia movement and continues to track domestic terrorists.  In his 1996 expose Gathering Storm:  America’s Militia Threat, Dees explains the dangers these groups represent.

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