WHY THE LEE MONUMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST RPD?

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

QUESTION:   I would like to know why you think dispersing an unruly crowd with non-lethal means is a civil rights offense?   ANSWER:   First let me thank you for asking the question that many may have been afraid to ask. Increasingly we are finding an intolerance to opinions and views from all political […]

Beth Sloan’s Letter re: Religious Liberty in Powhatan – 11/22/1999

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

Beth’s Letter November 22, 1999   To Whom It May Concern,   I have recently been in the news because of the lawsuit I brought against my principal, Mr. Rick Cole. Many things have been said about Fellowship of Christian Athletes that are not true some of which the media reported. Let me tell what […]

5-5-2000 – Religious Liberty Restored

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Litigation, Religious Freedom

News – Religious Freedom and Equal Access Restored   Powhatan Student and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Settle Suit in Federal Court–School will not Censor Religious Speech Faculty Will Receive First Amendment Training   Freedom Works Foundation, a nonprofit foundation, announced today (May 5, 2000) that it has successfully obtained a commitment to the First Amendment […]

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 […]

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, […]

First Amendment protects the free-exercise rights of owners of businesses.

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

OWNERS OF CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES DO NOT GIVE UP THEIR RIGHTS TO CONDUCT THEIR BUSINESSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND CONSCIENCE BY ENGAGING IN COMMERCE! In a recent 2014 attack on liberties protected by the U.S. Constitutional the New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford’s Liberty Ridge Farm, a business […]

Governor of Virginia vetos clarifying legislation regarding religious freedom in schools.

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, Religious Freedom

Your freedoms are at risk where people attempt to supplant “Freedom of Religion” with “Freedom from Religion” On March 7, 2014, Governor McAuliffe vetoed the Virginia legislature’s amendments to § 22.1-203.1 and 22.1-203.3 of the Virginia Code, claiming that such amendments are not necessary, however, his explanation demonstrates the very need for the legislation. The legislature […]

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 […]

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 […]