The United States Justice Foundation is a nonprofit public interest, legal action organization dedicated to instruct, inform and educate the public on, and to litigate, significant legal issues confronting America
USJF was founded in 1979 by attorneys seeking to advance the conservative viewpoint in the judicial arena.
Since 1980, USJF has submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate on every Supreme Court appointee and sponsored conferences on a variety of important legal issues.
USJF published studies and reports on topical issues and distributes them free of charge to opinion leaders, students and the general public.
USJF has contributed directly and indirectly to legal defense efforts in many celebrated cases involving fundamental conservative principles.
USJF shall not, directly or indirectly, intervene, or participate, in a political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
USJF shall not endorse any candidate or contribute money to any candidate for political office.
USJF shall not provide goods or services to a candidate’s campaign, raise funds from others in support of or in opposition to a candidate, distribute statements for or in opposition to a candidate, or conduct any other activity that favors or opposes a candidate for political office.
This policy being adopted reflects the practice of USJF throughout its history, since its founding in 1979.
Just Some of the Many Cases we’ve Represented
1979 White v. Northern Louisiana Legal Assistance Corporation â Provided attorney and all related costs for reverse discrimination lawsuit.
1979-1981 John Doe v. William French Smith â Provided attorney and all court costs and expenses in the U.S. District Court to deport Iranians illegally residing in the U.S.
1979 Brian R. Weber v. Kaiser Alumimum & Chemical Corporation and the United States Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO â Filed friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mr. Weber’s attack on reverse discrimination.
1982 Rovert J. Bell v. Nashua â Provided partial funding for taxpayer lawsuit challenging City of Nashua, New Hampshire’s refusal to adopt or allow public vote on an intiative petition to limit the city’s imposition of taxes.
1992 Nordlinger v. Hahn â Filed friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the successful defense of California’s Proposition 13, the property tax limitation measure, against an attempt to have it invalidated.
1993 Anderson v. Green Filed friend of court briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court to defend California law restricting welfare grants for new arrivals.
1994 Boehner v. Anderson Filed friend of court brief in the lawsuit to bar the congressional pay raise enacted in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
1994 U.S. Term Limits, et.al. v. Thornton, et.al. Filed friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of term limits legislation in four cases combined for hearing.
1994 Clinton Health Care Task Force. Served FOIA requests on nine federal departments and agencies seeking all information in their possession, and their employees, concerning the proposed health care plan, have advised the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons in their litigation on this subject.
1994-1996 Alvarado, et. al. v. City of San Jose, et. al. â Represented plaintiffs in suit challenging the use by the city of San Jose, California of $1 million in taxpayer funds to purchase and install on public land a statue of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.
1994-1997 Ray Helen Jones v. Southern University. Funding lawsuit against all-black university for discrimination against women in employment policies.
1995-1996 Carlin, et.al v. San Diego Unified School District. Represented intervenor parents in desegregation case challenging school district’s use of $48 million per year in special funding.
1996 Western/California Ltd., et.al. v. Dry Creek Elementary School District. Filed friend of the court brief in support of legal challenge to the action of the a school district levying excessive fees against a developer to finance school construction.
2002 Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc., v. Superior Court challenging a California law which required all employer-provided health insurance coverage to include coverage for contraceptives.
2003 Scott et al v. PUSD Lawsuit seeking to end end to race- and gender-based admissions to k-12 public schools.
2006 Gonzales v. Carhart Brief filed before Supreme Court in support of ban on partial birth abortion.
2006 Paulson v. City of San Diego Took part in lawsuit to preserve the Mount Soledad Cross in San Diego, California.
2009 John Doe v. Sam Reed, Washington Secretary of State Brief in support of protecting speech interests against the forced public disclosure of the names and addresses of referendum petition signers.
2011 Daniel Chapter One v. FTC Brief filed in support of a Christian house church which operated a healthcare ministry based on the spiritual gifts, education, training, and experience of its founders.
2011 Wisconsin Education Asociation Council v. Scott Walker Brief filed in support of Gov. Scott Walker’s revamping of Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law.
2012 Center For Individual Freedom, and Hispanic Leadership Fund v. Van Hollen Brief in support of the prevention of forced disclosures of financial contributions in aggregate of $1000 or more (part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act)..
2013 NLRB v. Canning Brief filed with Supreme Court in opposition to the unilateral use of the recess appointment power.
2014 John M. Drake v. Edward A. Jerejian Brief in support of a challenge to New Jersey’s unconstitutional unconstitutional gun laws, in violation of the 2nd Amendment.
2014 Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. v. Sebelius Brief in support of the preservation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment by Fighting the Obama Administration’s contraceptive Services Mandate for employers.
2014 Heller v. DC Brief filed supporting t 2nd Amendment rights in Washington D.C.
2015 Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Mullins Amicus brief filed in landmark religious liberty case, providing free exercise of religious protections in the workplace.
2016 Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell Amicus brief filed in support of chapter of religious caregivers refusing to participate in contraceptive services mandate for employers.
2016 Fish v. Kobach Brief in support of attempt to require proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration in the State of Kansas.
2017 Trump v. IRAP Amicus brief In support of the legality of Trump Administration’s executive action limiting immigration from several countries.
2019 Robinson v. United States Brief in support of citizens’ 2nd and 4th Amendment rights.