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 […]

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 […]

The Fall of Afghanistan

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Seeing people clinging to planes flying from Afghanistan is heartbreaking.   I spent my elementary years growing up in Lashkargah in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. 10 years ago, I expressed my concerns that freedom in Afghanistan would not be attained through military action, in a post discussing religious freedom.  Democracy without an understanding of the […]

Striving for American Ideals

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Commentary – Striving for American Ideals Early in our nation’s history the concept of equality and freedom in religion and thought was the cornerstone of something new in the world. On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn forty-five thousand acres to pay a 6,000 pound debt owed to Penn’s father, […]

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.  […]