Can I be convicted for republishing information related to matters of public concern where the information was illegally obtained by a stranger?

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

Q.  Can I be properly convicted for republishing information related to matters of public concern where the information was illegally obtained by a stranger? A. No.  (However you may be wrongly convicted!) The civil rights law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. defends persons facing charges for reposting or publishing information on matters […]

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 […]

Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press

Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen? Public employees do not shed constitutional protections when they enter the work place.    In the absence of proof that the public employee knowingly or recklessly made false statements, a public or government employee has a right to speak as […]

THE GROWING POLICE STATE – FREEDOM FADING

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, Freedom of Speech and Press

THE GROWING POLICE STATE – FREEDOM FADING Editorial Opinion – Freedom Works Foundation 1-27-2013 Chris Hawkins is one of a number of protesters who charged with trespass on the Virginia capitol grounds in violation of 18.2-119 and unlawful assembly in violation of 18.2-406 on March 3, 2012 while protesting legislation.  His story did not end […]

Religious Intolerance and Violence in Afghanistan

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

Religious Intolerance and Violence in Afghanistan Editorial Opinion 4-3-2011 Recent violence in Afghanistan has killed many innocent lives as Afghans protest the March 22, 2011 burning of a copy of the Koran by a preacher in Florida who has more in common with shocks jocks Howard Stern and Don Imus than with Jesus. Afghan President […]

Freedom Works

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, Freedom of Speech and Press, General, Religious Freedom

Freedom Works Commentary by Thomas H. Roberts, Esq. Founder of Freedom Works Foundation The United States of America was founded upon the ideal of Freedom. What is the origin of Freedom?  Adopted unanimously by the thirteen colonies July 4, 1776, the founders of this country declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men […]

Prior Restraint of Speech – First Amendment Violations

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RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM PRIOR RESTRAINT AND CENSORSHIP IN VIRGINIA You Can Help Defray the Legal Fees of Cox and Karn – To Help In This Battle The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C., an affiliate law firm of Freedom Works Foundation, is proud to stand against prior restraints and censorship […]

Qualified Immunity – 2001 Victory

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Freedom of Speech and Press, General, Hostile Work Environment

Victory in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals   The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. announced an important victory.  In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there the defense of qualified immunity is not available to the government in Title VII cases.  This fact is especially important […]