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Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson is a Judge in the State of Virginia and joined The Charlatan as a legal contributor in 2009.

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The Honorable Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson picked up a BA from UNC Chapel Hill before graduating from William and Mary Law School. The former Franklin County Assistant Prosecutor was appointed to a Judgeship in the State of Virginia in 2021 and presides over Roanoke’s 23rd District’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Ferguson also serves on the Court Improvement Program Advisory Committee, teaching legal principles and foster care timelines to social workers and special advocates, and speaks to community groups about foster care, child protective services.

Heather Ferguson resides with her husband and son in the Roanoke Valley, and is proud to have pioneered and penned "Lady Justice: Discovering the spirit of America in her laws.

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The American Dream

Its the national ethos of the United States. The Honorable HEATHER FERGUSON suggests that our Founding Fathers might actually be confounded by our spin on their American Dream.

Common Sense

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" ignited the Revolutionary War. The Honorable HEATHER FERGUSON explores whether it can save us from avarice and ambition?

Accidental Republic

America was not intended to be a democracy. The Honorable HEATHER FERGUSON looks at the republic we were always meant to be.

United States v. Windsor

Edith Windsor took on the United States for slapping her with a whopping Estate Tax when her spouse died! The Honorable HEATHER FERGUSON examines why the Supreme Court decided to cowtow to same-sex marriage.

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