Press Releases

PJI Secures Major Settlement for Santa Clara County Churches

31 Mar, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) secured a six-figure damage award this month for five churches that were forcefully shut down by Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 public health orders. On February 26, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court had granted … Read More

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Church

22 Mar, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that a city plan prohibiting churches from ground-floor occupancy of buildings in a three-block area of Salinas’ downtown special zone violates federal law.   New Harvest Christian Fellowship had rented … Read More

PJI Negotiates Settlement in Land Use Case, Lifts Substantial Burden off Rural Church

2 Feb, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – After nearly four long years, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has finally won its hard-fought battle to enable a small rural church in southern Oregon to establish living quarters for its pastor inside its house of worship. … Read More

PJI On Track to Derail Amtrak

13 Dec, 2021

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has been retained by a significant number of Amtrak employees after Amtrak announced that its employees must receive a COVID vaccine or face unpaid leave. This decision will undoubtedly cause significant reductions in train service to … Read More

Pacific Justice Institute Now Serving Chicago, Illinois!

15 Nov, 2021

We are proud to announce that effective today, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has opened an office in the state of Illinois! Our new office in Illinois (directed by PJI staff attorney Sorin Leahu) joins a large contingent of states that we already cover … Read More

Grants Pass School District Reinstates Teachers Fired in Free Speech Case

10 Nov, 2021

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Seven months after putting them on paid administrative leave – and nearly three months after firing them – the Grants Pass School District has reinstated two educators who openly called for balance in educational policies concerning … Read More

PJI Launches “Operation Pushback

27 Oct, 2021

Sacramento, CA—Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) proudly announces the launch of “Operation Pushback” today in an effort to aid thousands of parents protecting their children from forced vaccination and thousands of employees purged from the workplace for their religious convictions. PJI is the … Read More

Pacific Justice Institute Comes to Georgia

18 Oct, 2021

We are proud to announce that effective today, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has opened an office in the great state of Georgia! Our new office in Georgia (helmed by PJI staff attorney Nicole Myers) joins a large contingent of states that we already … Read More

PJI Lawsuit Unmasks Florida School District’s Illegal Facial Covering Policy

4 Oct, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit today against the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) for its unlawful facial covering policy, on behalf of 35 parents and 38 children. The facial covering policy … Read More

PJI Counters Gov. Newsom’s New Vaccine Mandate

1 Oct, 2021

Earlier this morning, CA Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a mandate requiring all eligible public and private school children in California to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  The mandate, (the first such action in the nation) would take effect for grades K-12 and be phased in based … Read More