Category: Civil Rights

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

12-15-2016– THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE 4th CIRCUIT REMOVES WHAT IT DESCRIBED AS A “VIRTUAL BLANKET PROHIBITION ON ALL SPEECH CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER” BY STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT. In a sharply worded opinion issued on 12-15-2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declared Read More …

5-5-2000 – Religious Liberty Restored

News – Religious Freedom and Equal Access Restored   Powhatan Student and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Settle Suit in Federal Court–School will not Censor Religious Speech Faculty Will Receive First Amendment Training   Freedom Works Foundation, a nonprofit foundation, announced today (May 5, 2000) that it has successfully obtained a commitment to the First Amendment Read More …

FOIA setback is the fault of the Virginia legislature

Editorial Opinion – Virginia FOIA By Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq. (Author of Virginian’s Guide to FOIA) 9/22/2015 –  If we wish to restore reasonableness to FOIA, we must persuade the General Assembly to mandate redaction and release of public government records.  Thomas Jefferson explained the importance of access to government, stating “The information of the people Read More …

Isaac Roberts, 2015 law clerk, explains that the US Supreme Court has usurped from citizens the democratic process for amending the Constitution

Isaac Roberts, a 2015 summer law clerk for the law firm explains that the process for amending the Constitution by deliberate action of the people of the 50 United States has been usurped by the United States Supreme Court.  This assignment was written by Isaac Roberts as a home work assignment for James River High Read More …

Constitutional Free Speech in Public Schools

Jonathan Arthur, a Civil Rights Attorney with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC in Richmond Virginia, grew up in Montgomery County, Virginia.   For nearly 30 years the law firm has been defending the Constitutional rights of citizens.  Attorney Arthur is concerned with the violation of the free speech of students at Christiansburg High School – Read More …