Press Releases

PJI Helps Defeat Extreme California Bill That Would Have Allowed Teenagers to Receive Potentially Unsafe Vaccinations Without Parental Knowledge or Consent

12 Sep, 2022

PJI’s strong objection to California Senate Bill 866, which would have allowed 15-year-olds to be vaccinated without parental knowledge or consent, contributed to the author, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), pulling the Bill from the legislative process. In the February … Read More

PJI Opens New Office in Arizona

8 Aug, 2022

Phoenix, AZ – We are proud to announce that, effective today, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has opened an office in the state of Arizona. Our new Arizona office is directed by PJI’s newest staff attorney, Lynn Goar. Arizona joins a large contingent of states that PJI … Read More

SCOTUS Rules the Value of Life is Secured

24 Jun, 2022

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the landmark 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to … Read More

PJI Files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of Christian Employee fired for his Religious Beliefs in Iowa

24 Jun, 2022

Muscatine, Iowa—Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a federal lawsuit last Friday, June 17, on behalf of a Christian employee fired by Muscatine County because of his religious beliefs.   Dean Naylor is a devout, born-again Christian, who served for a … Read More

Pacific Justice Institute Now Serving The State of North Carolina

13 Jun, 2022

Winston Salem, NC – We are proud to announce that effective today, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has opened an office in the state of North Carolina! Our new office in North Carolina (directed by PJI staff attorney Adam Draper) joins a large contingent … Read More

PJI Stands Up To Oregon College Enabling Its Student Nurse Clients To Graduate

6 Jun, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – Thanks to PJI’s efforts to keep them in school, several nursing students who once faced expulsion from their community college for declining to receive COVID-19 vaccines for religious reasons will graduate this Friday. The students – all Christians … Read More

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