TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH PARENTAL RIGHTS

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, Litigation

TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH PARENTAL RIGHTS   Another litigation and appellate victory!  On May 14, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected the attempt to drag mental health professionals and guardian ad litems into court for their role in custody and visitation cases by disappointed, angry, frustrated or vindictive parents on claims of “tortious interference with parental […]

Sliding Scale For Personal Jurisdiction in Electronic and Internet Cases

Posted Posted in Due Process, General, Litigation

Sliding Scale For Personal Jurisdiction in Electronic and Internet Cases Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC scores in its opposition to Top Seek, LLC bid to escape suit in Federal District Court in Richmond, Virginia. Jonathan Arthur, Esq., an associate with the law firm is representing the plaintiff Broad Highway Recovery. The United States Federal […]

2018 – Virginia Accepts 2 Civil Rights Appeals to Address Sovereign Immunity Issues

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, Excessive Force, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment, General, Litigation

Virginia Supreme Court grants two petitions to address sovereign immunity issues argued by Virginia’s Civil Rights Law Firm – Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC   December 18, 2018 — The Virginia Supreme Court announced this week that will hear legal arguments by the Richmond civil rights law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, […]

“Sex”, Bathrooms and the Rule of Law

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, General, Litigation, sexual harassment

4-20-2016 – Attorneys Andrew T. Bodoh and Jonathan M. Arthur of the Virginia civil rights firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. are proud to represent Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) in a lawsuit against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. “Delegate LaRock wants the Attorney General to follow the law and to do his job in […]

Rights mean nothing unless those we do not like are afforded those rights.

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Commentary, Due Process, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC represents people that many in society don’t like and would prefer had no rights.  This is an excerpt of a response to an attorney who expressed “horror” that we considered whether or not excessive force was used in the shooting death of a fringe gun-tooting activist. I am reminded […]

Isaac Roberts, 2015 law clerk, explains that the US Supreme Court has usurped from citizens the democratic process for amending the Constitution

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, Due Process

Isaac Roberts, a 2015 summer law clerk for the law firm explains that the process for amending the Constitution by deliberate action of the people of the 50 United States has been usurped by the United States Supreme Court.  This assignment was written by Isaac Roberts as a home work assignment for James River High […]

Rights of parents to religious training of their children in intra-parental custody-visitation disputes.

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, Due Process, Religious Freedom

How should courts deal with religious differences of parents and its impact upon the upbringing of children in the context of an intra-parental custody-visitation disputes? The constitutional rights of parents to raise their children includes the right to provide to them religious training.  This fundamental right becomes more difficult to apply when parents disagree. First, […]

Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment

Question: Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing? Answer: Yes – but only under very limited circumstances. The Fourth Amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures The Fourth Amendment protects the right of the […]

Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances In Virginia

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Due Process, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances in Virginia Attacking the Validity of a Local Ordinance – A Good Defense! The best defense often is a good offense, even when facing criminal charges. This is especially true when the crime charged is the violation of a city or county ordinance. Defendants can always argue they did not commit […]