Press Releases

Wisconsin Court Slams City for “Egregious” Disregard of Religious Freedom

20 Mar, 2019

Green Bay, WI—The Brown County Circuit Court has issued a written decision which harshly criticizes a city’s attempt to impose sexual orientation and gender identity mandates on religious organizations. The City of De Pere, which is near Green Bay, sought to … Read More

Evangelist Challenges Speech Restrictions at State Fairgrounds

14 Mar, 2019

Sacramento, CA—A new lawsuit has been filed challenging speech restrictions at the California state fairgrounds, known as Cal Expo. The suit is being filed by Burt Camenzind, who is represented by Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). In addition to the California State … Read More

California Threatens to Boot Elderly Widow From Veterans Home Over Bible Studies

5 Mar, 2019

Yountville, CA—Officials with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are threatening to evict an 84-year-old widow from the California Veterans Home unless she halts longtime Bible studies she has been leading for fellow residents. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) represents … Read More

“Unnecessary Noise” Charge Against Evangelist Dismissed

19 Feb, 2019

Kennewick, WA–A Benton County District Judge dismissed the criminal charge against a public evangelist who regularly preaches outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. The judge held that the City of Kennewick’s noise ordinance unconstitutionally restrains speech that “annoys” the comfort, … Read More

Reversed! Superintendent Allows Christian Club After PJI Steps In

6 Feb, 2019

Cupertino, CA–Students at Homestead High School stood up for their rights to have their Christian athletes club on campus, and the school district agreed. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) advocated for their Christian club to be recognized among the many other … Read More

PJI Files Suit to Vindicate Former Inmate’s Religious Rights

29 Jan, 2019

Salem, OR–Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed suit in federal district court against private and government parties who denied a Christian prison inmate his rightfully-earned freedom due to his faith. Timothy Krueger, a former drug addict, entered Oregon’s prison system in … Read More

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