For the past two weeks, parental advocates from around the country have contacted me to join a petition to the Supreme Court to hear its first ever shared parenting case. This petition also asks our high court to improve access to mainstream Americans with crucial issues necessary for its resolution under our constitution. Instead roughly 100 of 10,000 filed petitions are granted each year (less than 1%), and most of those are reserved for elite law firms and preferred issues such as abortion, gun rights, capital crimes and high level government.
The rest of us are stuck with the outcomes of these “Kangaroo Courts” as Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas once depicted them in the Gault, case at 387 US 1, pp 27-28. To give you an idea of how unjust this has become, during all those years when shared parenting was being declined, the Supreme Court accepted gay marriage and such “pressing” matters as an inmate’s $23 hobby kit. Yes that’s right. We don’t make these things up at Leon Koziol.com. This hobby kit was misplaced by prison staff and it earned a writ by the Supreme Court for civil rights violations.Look it up at Parratt v Taylor, 451 US 527.
Therefore we have to make noise like others did to convince our high court that we moms, dads and our children matter much more than prisoners do. We didn’t commit any crimes. We followed the laws to the best of our logic and capacities even when they became as absurd as many family court orders have. To address questions arising since my last public interview on the subject, I have decided to split the petition into two parts, an informal one to accompany the formal filing as an appendix or reform request and a formal petition limited to ten or fifteen parties selected from the informal group.
As explained in the interview, I will not prepare the complex filing until I see enough support. There is no cost to join although we do rely on donations to this site to defray costs. Such filings by the elite firms can easily exceed $100,000. Petitions of the informal variety can be prepared and circulated by any parental or constitutional rights advocate. No lawyer is required. It should contain the basics, i.e. “We the undersigned do hereby petition the Supreme Court of the United States to hear its first ever shared parenting case and to take action for greater access of the People to its deliberations. This petition is made pursuant to a public message found at http://www.leonkoziol.com.”
The petition should have an address and telephone contact for verification purposes. You should seek volunteers and share this post regularly over the next few weeks. Here is what the later prepared petition will contain subject to additions or modifications arising from any input we may receive. Please do not send individual case summaries. This is not an offer of legal advice. You may check out our programs, investigation documentaries, book publishing and other non-legal offerings at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com.
1) Has the Supreme Court rendered itself inaccessible to petitioners and the vast majority of our citizens in violation of due process and Article III of the Constitution?
2) Has the Supreme Court erected and ratified onerous obstacles to federal court jurisdiction for parents victimized in divorce and family courts contrary to due process, a fundamental liberty interest and genuine principles of federalism?
3) Has the Supreme Court encouraged or justified private remedies for law abiding citizens to vindicate their constitutional rights when its duties were abandoned here?