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

  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 Right against excessive use of force arising from the actions of the RPD on Monday June 1, 2020.      Since the City of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Constitutional Free Speech in Public Schools

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

Jonathan Arthur, a Civil Rights Attorney with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC in Richmond Virginia, grew up in Montgomery County, Virginia.   For nearly 30 years the law firm has been defending the Constitutional rights of citizens.  Attorney Arthur is concerned with the violation of the free speech of students at Christiansburg High School – […]

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 […]