Press Releases

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

As Legislature Returns, Will It Defy Supreme Court?

7 Aug, 2018

Sacramento, CA–The California Legislature returned to the Capitol Monday for the final few weeks of its annual session.  One of the big questions remaining is whether lawmakers will ignore a stinging rebuke from the U.S. Supreme Court.  At issue is a bill now … Read More

Profile of SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

31 Jul, 2018

Pacific Justice Institue released the following profile on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Profile.pdf File Size: 188 kb File Type: pdf Download File Read More

BREAKING: Religious Liberty Advocates React to Supreme Court Pick

9 Jul, 2018

Washington, DC–President Trump on Monday night made his highly-anticipated announcement of his choice to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.  President Trump has selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The announcement is sure … Read More

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Workers’ Free Speech Rights

27 Jun, 2018

Washington, DC–The United States Supreme Court today issued a much-anticipated decision in favor of workers’ free speech rights.  The Court overturned four decades of precedent through which unions forced employees to join or subsidize collective bargaining.  The ruling today recognized something … Read More