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  1. Nazario Establishing Law in the Fourth Circuit

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    June 2, 2024 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Nazario Continues His Fight For U.S. Freedoms To read the full opinion clicked here: Fourth Circuit Opinion 5-31-2024 Background: Lt. …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. What are the elements of a “bad faith” claim against an insurance company?

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    March 5, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    If an insurance company intentionally disregards the financial interests of their insured and fails to settle a claim within the …
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  11. 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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  12. Injunction by Gun Owners of America likely to Fail

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    January 17, 2020 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    1 (Photo by Cary Drane – 2020 Lobby Day in Virginia – (c) 2020 – Cary Drane)   Unfortunately, it …
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  13. Defamation Republication on the Internet

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    December 31, 2019 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    Q: When is a statement “republished” on the internet or in social media, so as to constitute a new cause …
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  14. Andrew Bodoh – Media Profile

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    October 24, 2018 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    MEDIA PROFILE Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq. Senior Associate with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. 804-783-2000 x 110 andrew.bodoh@robertslaw.org   …
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 5-5-2000 – Religious Liberty Restored

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    April 9, 2016 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    News – Religious Freedom and Equal Access Restored Powhatan Student and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Settle Suit in Federal Court–School …
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  20. Liability of websites for defamation

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    October 21, 2015 by Tom Roberts, Esq.

    QUESTION: Can you obtain a judgment or an injunction against an interactive computer service obtaining damages or enjoining it to …
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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