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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

BREAKING: Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Abortion Speech Mandate

26 Jun, 2018

Washington, DC–The United States Supreme Court’s decision in NIFLA v. Becerra overturned the state of California’s speech regulation of pro-life clinics through the mandated promotion of government-funded abortions. The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) filed suit against AB 775 … Read More

Case Dismissed!  PJI Defeats Criminal Charges Against Preacher in Pennsylvania

22 Jun, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA–An open-air preacher who had been criminally charged for sharing his faith outside a high school has now had those charges dismissed. In December of last year, Ryan Lee Grimes preached outside a high school in Pittsburgh after school had … Read More

BREAKING: Statement From Brad Dacus on Today’s SCOTUS Ruling

4 Jun, 2018

Washington, DC–“Today, in a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court issued a strong reminder to officials  at every level of federal, state, and local governments that the first freedom set forth in the Bill of Rights—religious freedom—continues to be a bedrock … Read More

PJI Takes a Stand for Student Privacy Rights in Transgender Bathroom Case

1 Jun, 2018

Sutherlin, OR–Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is taking a stand for student privacy rights in public schools by suing a small-town school district for letting a girl use the boys’ bathroom at the local high school. On May 21, PJI sued the … Read More

Groundbreaking Settlement Protects Religious Freedom in Senior Community

22 May, 2018

Bakersfield, CA–A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible studies and a worship service in a senior community has been favorably resolved through a settlement.  Pacific Justice Institute represented the leadership of four religious groups that … Read More

Sample Opposition Letters For California AB 2943

10 May, 2018

Letter for Senator Letter to Senator.docx File Size: 100 kb File Type: docx Download File Letter for Senate Judiciary Committee Opposition Letter – Senate Judiciary.docx File Size: 101 kb File Type: docx Download File Read More