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Tuesday, March 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Morris Dees and the Aryan Nations

In 2000, Morris Dees, attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, bankrupted the Aryan Nations organization with a lawsuit that eventually forced racist leader Richard Butler to turn over his 20-acre compound to satisfy the judgement. The compound was leveled and racist symbols and literature destroyed.