Press Releases

PJI Helps Convince City to Bring Back Nativity Scene

9 Jan, 2019

December 26, 2018 Media Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239) Gig Harbor, WA—This Christmas season Gig Harbor reincorporated a nativity scene display in Skansie Brothers Park after Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) provided legal clarity and offered pro bono support in response to … Read More

Christmas Comes Early for Churches as Court Strikes Down Restrictive Ordinance

9 Jan, 2019

December 17, 2018 Media Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239) Green Bay, WI—A Judge in Green Bay, Wisconsin, ruled last Friday that a city’s non-discrimination ordinance cannot be applied to churches or other religious organizations.  The City of De Pere’s ordinance labeled religious organizations as … Read More

California Professor Vindicated After Termination for “Dangerous” Conservative Views

9 Jan, 2019

Riverside, CA–After days of intense arbitration, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) secured a legal victory this past month for a sociology professor fired for his discussions of conservative world-views in his college classroom. PJI represented Professor Eric Thompson and battled … Read More

PJI Has Property Tax Declared Unconstitutional As Applied to Church

9 Jan, 2019

San Rafael, CA–In a case that could benefit churches statewide, the Pacific Justice Institute convinced the Marin County Superior Court to declare a voter-approved local property tax unconstitutional as applied to a local church. On October 9, PJI attorney Ray … Read More

Church Tax Battle Heads to Trial Tuesday

9 Jan, 2019

October 8, 2018 Media Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239) San Rafael, CA—Can cities tax church buildings, normally exempt from property tax, if they call it a “special tax”?  That’s the question that will be argued Tuesday in Marin County Superior Court.  Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), representing … Read More

Texas Preacher Defeats Criminal Charges for Easter Sermon

9 Jan, 2019

San Antonio, TX—A public evangelist criminally charged for preaching to the crowds of downtown San Antonio received news from the court that his charges were dismissed this week, after Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a trial brief in his defense. Jeffrey Warner … Read More

PJI Joins Defense of Christian Company Owner in Bible Study Case

19 Nov, 2018

Salem, OR–The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has joined in the defense of a Christian construction company’s owner in a case that has generated national attention. Joel Dahl is the owner and sole officer of Dahled Up Construction, a corporation headquartered … Read More

BREAKING: Anti-Counseling Bill Shelved

31 Aug, 2018

  Sacramento, CA–In a surprising move, a California legislator announced that he is dropping his efforts to have certain types of LGBT-related counseling declared “fraudulent” and “deceptive.” Assembly Member Evan Low released a statement on his website to announce that, after … Read More

Charter School Faces Suit for Religious Discrimination

16 Aug, 2018

  Riverside, CA–A new lawsuit has been filed in Riverside Superior Court on behalf of a piano teacher who was rejected by a charter school for religious reasons. Dimitra Solomos has been teaching children piano for more than 25 years … Read More