Below is the petition of a writ of certiorari to the United States Court.
Washington, D.C.--Pacific Justice Institute filed a petition earlier this week with the United States Supreme Court to continue the fight to protect free speech for licensed counselors.
The Writ of Certiorari filed with the Supreme Court is the next step to furthering the battle to protect freedom of religion and freedom of speech for individuals both giving and receiving counseling.
“If the Supreme Court grants our petition for Certiorari, this will be the most important freedom of religion case for this year and will impact the rights of counseling ministries across the country, potentially for generations to come,” said Brad Dacus, President and Founder of PJI.
Bakersfield, CA--A group of senior citizens are relieved but remain wary after their homeowners association (HOA) reversed course and lifted a ban on their meetings.
The groups, consisting of a Sunday worship service and three weekly Bible studies, had been meeting for a few years at the clubhouse of Solera at Kern Canyon, a senior community in Bakersfield. Numerous other groups and clubs utilize the clubhouse on a regular basis, spanning a wide range of interests. Just before Thanksgiving, the HOA Board abruptly suspended all four of the religious gatherings, citing a legal threat from a resident who is an attorney. More than 30 residents appealed the decision, but the Board rejected their concerns in mid-December. As a result, the worship services were denied clubhouse space throughout the Christmas season.