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  1. A Government may not coerce a third party by a threat of government action to punish or suppress speech – 1st Amendment

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    May 31, 2024 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    The First Amendment prohibits government officials from wielding their power selectively to punish or suppress speech, directly or through private …
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  2. QUALIFIED IMMUNITY – TIME TO REMOVE THIS STAIN UPON THE JUDICIARY

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    May 23, 2024 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    In 1871 Congress enacted the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 to provide protections against wrongs being perpetrated on citizens …
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  3. Nazario’s Fourth Circuit Arguments – 3/19/2024

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    March 21, 2024 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Nazario Appeal Arguments before the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals On March 19, 2024, Nazario asked a three …
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  4. Is the Virginia state stalking statute unconstitutional?

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    November 11, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Is the statute overly broad under the First Amendment, and facially unconstitutional? State stalking statutes unconstitutionally chill speech in violation …
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  5. Lt. Caron Nazario update – Town of Windsor Settles suit by Virginia Attorney General – 9/7/2023

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    September 7, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Settlement by Town of Windsor 9/7/2023 – The Town of Windsor Virginia settles the suit brought against it stemming from …
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  6. I just want to consult a Virginia lawyer!

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    August 24, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Zoom Legal Consultation with Virginia Lawyer! Sometimes you just need to speak to a Virginia attorney!  You may have called …
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  7. Can I sue police for a retaliatory charge in Virginia?

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    February 24, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Retaliatory charges are illegal in Virginia and violate your constitutional rights.


  8. Lt. Nazario’s successes in litigation

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    January 31, 2023 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Despite the shocking jury verdict, Lt. Nazario faithfully served his country and his oath to support and defend the Constitution …
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  9. Striving for American Ideals

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    July 23, 2021 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Commentary – Striving for American Ideals Early in our nation’s history the concept of equality and freedom in religion and …
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  10. Lt. Nazario v Town of Windsor Police Officers – Official Update

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    May 6, 2021 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Because this important civil rights case highlights the need for national attention and reform – this page will serve the …
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  11. Free Speech and the 2020 Election

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    December 13, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Disturbing Trend To Silence Lawful Speech The New Left frequent and continuing attempts to silence speech is disturbing. This trend …
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  12. WHY THE LEE MONUMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST RPD?

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    July 4, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    QUESTION: “I would like to know why you think dispersing an unruly crowd with non-lethal means is a civil rights …
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  13. THIS HAS TO STOP! – police brutality – Class Action filed against Richmond Police officers.

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    June 16, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Civil Rights Law Firm of Thomas H Roberts & Associates PC Protecting 1st Amendment Rights Under United States Constitution! Summary: …
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  14. Summary of Virginia Whistleblower laws

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    March 24, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Does Virginia have “Whistle-Blower” protection? Yes. An employee of Virginia state or local governments have protection against retaliation or discipline …
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  15. 2-5-2020 – Law Enforcement Officer Cannot Lawfully Retaliate For First Amendment Speech By Attempting to Induce Another Officer To Issue a Traffic Citation

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    February 6, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    2-5-2020 – The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC. achieved another victory for the First Amendment with …
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  16. January 23, 2018 – Another Free Speech Victory

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    February 1, 2018 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    “…I shall obey the laws of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and shall support …
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  17. 1st Amendment – ANOTHER BLISTERING CRITICISM OF PETERSBURG GOVERNMENT BY THE COURTS TODAY WITH AN OPINION BY THE 4TH CIRCUIT STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT

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    December 15, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    12-15-2016– THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE 4th CIRCUIT REMOVES WHAT IT DESCRIBED AS A “VIRTUAL BLANKET PROHIBITION ON ALL …
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  18. Beth Sloan’s Letter re: Religious Liberty in Powhatan – 11/22/1999

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    April 9, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Beth’s Letter November 22, 1999   To Whom It May Concern,   I have recently been in the news because …
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  19. 7-23-2003 – Henrico County Religious Freedom

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    April 9, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    News – Henrico County Supports Religious Freedom The Students Become The Teachers Fellowship of Christian Athletes To Be Treated Equal …
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  20. Rights mean nothing unless those we do not like are afforded those rights.

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    January 29, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC represents people that many in society don’t like and would prefer had no rights. …
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  21. Constitutional Free Speech in Public Schools

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    September 17, 2015 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Jonathan Arthur, a Civil Rights Attorney with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC in Richmond Virginia, grew up in Montgomery …
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  22. First Amendment protects the free-exercise rights of owners of businesses.

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    September 27, 2014 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    OWNERS OF CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES DO NOT GIVE UP THEIR RIGHTS TO CONDUCT THEIR BUSINESSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS …
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  23. Can I be convicted for republishing information related to matters of public concern where the information was illegally obtained by a stranger?

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    October 6, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Q.  Can I be properly convicted for republishing information related to matters of public concern where the information was illegally …
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  24. Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances In Virginia

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    July 8, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances in Virginia Attacking the Validity of a Local Ordinance – A Good Defense! The best defense …
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  25. Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen?

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    February 20, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen? Public employees do not shed …
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  26. THE GROWING POLICE STATE – FREEDOM FADING

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    January 28, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    THE GROWING POLICE STATE – FREEDOM FADING Editorial Opinion – Freedom Works Foundation 1-27-2013 Chris Hawkins is one of a …
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  27. Religious Intolerance and Violence in Afghanistan

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    January 26, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Religious Intolerance and Violence in AfghanistanEditorial Opinion 4-3-2011 Recent violence in Afghanistan has killed many innocent lives as Afghans protest …
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  28. Freedom Works

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    January 9, 2013 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Freedom Works Commentary by Thomas H. Roberts, Esq. Founder of Freedom Works Foundation The United States of America was founded …
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  29. Prior Restraint of Speech – First Amendment Violations

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    December 20, 2012 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM PRIOR RESTRAINT AND CENSORSHIP IN VIRGINIA You Can Help Defray the Legal Fees of Cox …
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  30. Qualified Immunity – 2001 Victory

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    November 21, 2001 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Victory in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. announced an important …
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