Settlement Terms Released for 2020 RPD Violations of 1st Amendment Rights of Protestors at Lee Circle on June 1, 2020.

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Transparency – Part of the terms of the Settlement! City of Richmond to donate June 1, 2020 protest materials to Library of Virginia for public access. (Links below!!!) Public can also contribute materials from June 1 protest to the archive. A settlement brokered by Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C., a civil rights law firm […]

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July! Musing of Tom Roberts, a civil rights attorney in Richmond Virginia. Sometime over the 4 day weekend, amidst cookouts, beer and fireworks, you might ask, “So what actually happened on July 4, 1776 – ‘Independence Day’?” We celebrate the 4th of July, because on July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress […]

Hidden or Lost Will

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When you know you were named in a Will but the family has hidden the Last Will & Testament and won’t produce it? First – It is a crime in Virginia to hide or destroy another person’s last will and testament! § 18.2-504. Destroying or concealing wills. If any person fraudulently destroy or conceal any […]

Parental Rights – Termination of parental right and adoption and Va Code § 63.2-1215 factors

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3-15-2022 – Reversal of Termination of Parental Rights. On March 15, 2022, the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed the Prince William County Circuit Court’s termination of parental rights of Mulvey. The opinion reaffirmed the parent’s constitutionally protected interest in maintaining the parent-child relationship.  Judge Wesley G. Russell, writing for the Court, quoting the United States […]

Lt. Nazario v Town of Windsor Police Officers – Official Update

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Because this important civil rights case highlights the need for national attention and reform – this page will serve the public’s right to know TO HELP LT. NAZARIO CLICK HERE! 8/9/2022 – Order Federal Court rejects Windsor Police Officers’ bid to block claims of assault and battery and false imprisonment of Army Lt. Caron Nazario.  […]

WHY THE LEE MONUMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST RPD?

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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 […]

TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH PARENTAL RIGHTS

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TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH PARENTAL RIGHTS Another litigation and appellate victory for the Law Firm!   On May 14, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected the attempt to drag mental health professionals and guardian ad litems into court for their role in custody and visitation cases by disappointed, angry, frustrated or vindictive parents on claims of “tortious […]

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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2-5-2020 – The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC. achieved another victory for the First Amendment with a federal opinion establishing that a law enforcement officer cannot lawfully retaliate against a citizen for criticisms and Facebook posts by attempting to induce another officer to issue a traffic citation.   In a decision […]

Civil Rights In Virginia – Upheld by Virginia’s Highest Court – 2020

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Virginia’s Highest Court Confirms That It Will Not Tolerate Virginia Law Enforcement Violations Of  The 4th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Or Virginia Statutes Protecting Its Citizens from Unlawful Arrests, Unlawful Searches and Excessive Force. UPDATE: July 12, 2021 – Petersburg jury awarded $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.  The trial court will next determine […]