Striving for American Ideals

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

Commentary – Striving for American Ideals Early in our nation’s history the concept of equality and freedom in religion and thought was the cornerstone of something new in the world. On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn forty-five thousand acres to pay a 6,000 pound debt owed to Penn’s father, […]

“Amen and Awoman”

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, General

“Amen and Awoman” Representative Emanuel Cleaver II, a 5-term congressman from Missouri ended opening prayer for the new 2021 Congress with “Amen and awoman.” The importance of removing any vestiges of perceived barriers to women is no joke, although it appears that opening prayer is a time for jokes or subtle protest.  “אמן” – “Amen” […]

Free Speech and the 2020 Election

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

Disturbing Trend To Silence Lawful Speech The New Left frequent and continuing attempts to silence speech is disturbing. This trend is rampant in Universities, on the streets, but is now in Congress. Irrespective of the outcome of the Constitutional and legal principles raised in the Texas Election petition to United State Supreme Court, to suggest […]

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 […]

THIS HAS TO STOP! – police brutality – Class Action filed against Richmond Police officers.

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

Richmond Civil Rights Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Richmond Police Officers for 1st Amendment Violations on June 1, 2020 at the Lee monument. June 16, 2020 – Class Action suit filed against Richmond Police Department Officers for violations of citizens 1st Amendment Right to peacefully protest and petition the government and for 4th Amendment […]

Worker’s Compensation Windfall and Legal Malpractice Pitfall Whenever a Prosthetic Device is Used in Treatment

Posted Posted in Commentary, General, Litigation, Personal Injury Law

Worker’s Compensation Windfall and Legal Malpractice Pitfall Whenever a Prosthetic Device is Used in Treatment.   Until the Virginia legislature acts, employees get a windfall under the current Worker’s Compensation law in Virginia – they get the benefit of medical treatment but if a prosthetic device is used the employer does not get any credit […]

Injunction by Gun Owners of America likely to Fail

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, First Amendment, General

1 (Photo by Cary Drane – 2020 Lobby Day in Virginia – (c) 2020 – Cary Drane)   Unfortunately, it is our opinion that the current attempt to enjoin Governor Northam’s unconstitutional restraint of 1st Amendment speech and the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms will fail because Gun Owners of America, Inc. and the other plaintiffs […]

7-23-2003 – Henrico County Religious Freedom

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

News – Henrico County Supports Religious Freedom The Students Become The Teachers Fellowship of Christian Athletes To Be Treated Equal With Other Clubs HENRICO COUNTY PROMISES REMEDIAL EDUCATION TO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AFTER MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS GIVE EDUCATORS A FAILING GRADE IN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE EQUAL ACCESS ACT. July 23, 2003 — The law firm […]

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 […]

FOIA setback is the fault of the Virginia legislature

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Commentary, FOIA

Editorial Opinion – Virginia FOIA By Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq. (Author of Virginian’s Guide to FOIA) 9/22/2015 –  If we wish to restore reasonableness to FOIA, we must persuade the General Assembly to mandate redaction and release of public government records.  Thomas Jefferson explained the importance of access to government, stating “The information of the people […]