Matthew D. Hardin Attorney-at-Law

Phone: (434) 202-4224  ·  Email: 

Media Release

Contact: Matthew Hardin

Schilling Show Host, Tobey’s Pawn Owner to Sue Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Et Al. Over Illegal Mask Diktat

Northam Grossly Oversteps State Law, Executive Authority

Charlottesville, VA June 1, 2020 — Radio host and founder, Rob Schilling, and Tobey Bouch, owner, Tobey’s Pawn Shop, are initiating a lawsuit against Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam; Virginia State Health Commissioner, M. Norman Oliver; Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring; and Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jim Hingeley, in their official capacities. 

Greene County-based Attorney, Matthew D. Hardin, will file the Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief on Monday. A press conference will be held on the Lawn in front of the Albemarle County General District Court at 10:00 a.m.

“There is no one above the law,” said Schilling, “and that includes the Governor and his minions. Executive Order 63 is legally flawed and must be rescinded.” Schilling continued, “The public trust has been seriously abused by the Governor’s wanton actions.”

Hardin said that Tobey’s Pawn is concerned for the health and safety of his patrons and his employees. “The Governor has put business owners between a rock and a hard place in suggesting that business entities will be punished for not enforcing his questionable mandates,” Hardin said.

Schilling and Bouch hope the suit will serve as a warning to wayward government officials statewide, that they are bound by law and not by whim.


Download the legal filing.