Press Releases

Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Child Pornography Law

19 May, 2008

Washington, D.C – Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling which upholds a federal law passed to curb child pornography. The law provides for criminal penalties for advertising, promoting, presenting, soliciting or distributing a visual depiction of a minor … Read More

Gay Marriage Legalized In California

15 May, 2008

San Francisco, CA – Today the California Supreme Court handed down a ruling which legalized same sex marriage in California. The California Defense of Marriage Act, also known as Proposition 22, was found to be unconstitutional by the high court. Passed … Read More

Ninth Circuit to Hear Arguments This Week in UC Berkeley Website Case

12 May, 2008

San Francisco, CA – Pacific Justice Institute will present arguments this week to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case challenging a federally-funded UC Berkeley website which promotes selected religious denominations that support evolution. The lawsuit, filed by PJI … Read More

Health Care Conscience Cases Loom

6 May, 2008

Sacramento, CA – Two closely-watched cases involving the conscientious rights of doctors and pharmacists have been scheduled for argument within the next few weeks. Pacific Justice Institute filed an amicus brief last week with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in … Read More

Special Bulletin: PJI Files Brief in Landmark Homeschool Case

28 Apr, 2008

California – Today, Pacific Justice Institute filed its opening brief with California’s Second District Court of Appeal in the Rachel L. homeschooling case that has attracted national interest. After a surprise ruling in late February which essentially declared homeschooling unlawful in … Read More

Sacramento Officials Deadlock on Library Internet Porn

25 Apr, 2008

Sacramento, CA – After hours of public debate, the Sacramento Public Library Authority Board deadlocked 7-7 late yesterday on whether to continue allowing patrons to access pornography on library computers. The tie vote means current library policy will remain unchanged. That … Read More

Save Our Kids Coalition Launches New Initiative Drive to Reverse Effects of SB 777

10 Apr, 2008

  Sacramento, CA – The Save Our Kids Coalition, which has worked tirelessly for the past several months to combat the effects of SB 777, is announcing that official petitions are ready and available online to be printed and signed by … Read More

VA Settles Religious Discrimination Claim Filed by PJI

1 Apr, 2008

Long Beach, CA – After nearly three years of legal wrangling, the Veterans Administration hospital in Long Beach has settled a religious discrimination claim filed by Pacific Justice Institute on behalf of an employee in the hospital’s Patient Business Office. The … Read More

Special Bulletin: Homeschool Ruling Vacated; Court Will Reconsider

26 Mar, 2008

California – Pacific Justice Institute has just received word that the court ruling which declared most forms of homeschooling unlawful in California has been vacated. This means the Rachel L. decision, which has sparked a nationwide uproar, will not go into … Read More

Media/Action Alert: Sacramento Library Board May Increase Access to Porn

24 Mar, 2008

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento Public Library Authority Board is being pushed by the ACLU to increase access to pornography on taxpayer funded computers. The Board will consider the ACLU’s demands at its meeting this Thursday, March 27, in the chambers … Read More