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January 23, 2018 – Another Free Speech Victory


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 and defend their constitutions against all enemies whomsoever, foreign and domestic….” – Virginia State Police Trooper’s Pledge.

Nathan Cox’s nightmare is finally over. The Virginia Supreme Court rejected the appeal petition of Trooper Melanie H. McKenney on January 23, 2018. Trooper McKenney attempted to appeal the dismissal of every single one of her claims against Nathan Cox, but the Virginia Supreme Court rejected her petition, stating “[T]he Court is of the opinion there is no reversible error in the judgment complained of. Accordingly, the Court refuses the petition for appeal.” Attorneys for Nathan Cox with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC, Virginia’s civil rights law firm, had opposed the appeal petition arguing that there was simply no basis for the appeal. His attorneys argued that McKenny’s concession, in connection with the video footage of Trooper Melanie H. McKenney’s attempts to grab Cox’s cellphone that he was using to record her, that she “frisk[ed] him a little bit and things like that” was sufficient factual grounds to legitimize Cox’s opinion that McKenney “pretty much assaulted” him, and the trial court correctly dismissed her allegation.

Liberty is not free. Our freedoms are too precious to give up without a fight. The question is whether you will do your part to support this fight, to protect and safeguard our liberty against all enemies whomsoever, both foreign and domestic. Unless somebody holds government servants faithful to the pledge, it is meaningless and your liberties are at risk.

Freedom Works Foundation, a non-profit closely associated with the law firm, stated “The law firm cannot continue to enter the breach without support. Nathan Cox cannot pay the legal fees incurred protecting your rights without your help. Nathan Cox has shouldered the burden of protecting your rights; standing toe to toe against whomsoever the enemy, foreign and domestic. He has stood in the breach, he has done his part. Will you do yours?” Donate Today to Freedom Works Foundation.


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