Summary of unemployment law in Virginia: I was fired, am I entitled to Unemployment Benefits in Virginia?

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Summary of unemployment law in Virginia: I was fired, am I entitled to Unemployment Benefits in Virginia? Unemployment Benefits are provided by the legislature under specified conditions. The statutory provisions are found in Title 60.2 of the Code of Virginia. Beginning at § 60.2-100. The court in Francis v. Va. Empl. Comm’n, 59 Va. App. […]

Public School and Physicals

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Public School and Physicals Facts     Question: Can Public Schools Require Physical Examinations (More than Drug Testing) as a Condition of Participation In School Athletics? Answer: Probably Not. (But as a practical matter – is this the parents’ fight at the expense of the child.  Only a parent can make that determination.) The Constitution   The Fourteenth Amendment […]

Qualified Immunity – 2001 Victory

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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  In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there the defense of qualified immunity is not available to the government in Title VII cases.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 […]

The right to criticize police – Lynchburg Excessive Use of Force

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  Civil Rights News   Independence Day Celebration Commonwealth Declines to RequestIndictment for Man Charged With Assaulting Lynchburg Police Officers On July 2, 2001, the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office announced that it would decline to present to the grand jury for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia two felony charges against a Lynchburg man charged with […]