After working its way through the federal courts over the past four years, the case of John Parent v State of New York, et. al., was docketed by the Supreme Court under Case Number 12-350. Official notice was received today regarding this test case filed by civil rights advocate Leon R. Koziol on February 26, 2009. It reached our nation’s high court on Constitution Day, September 17, 2012, and now awaits decision by the Justices after briefing deadlines set for October 22nd.
Whether the full Court agrees to hear the case is dependent upon four Justices voting to grant the writ sought by Mr. Koziol. A decision should come down before the holidays. For those of you following the progress of our case, John Parent is a “fictitious” name granted by a lower federal judge and it is intended to represent “similarly situated” parents abused by the divorce and Family Court industry. Details and a copy of the filing can be found at Leon Koziol.com.
Parents who have faced abuses in America’s domestic relations courts should now show their support by contacting media, fellow victims and potential donors so that this costly undertaking can achieve its greatest impact. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who could benefit from this precedent setting case have remained passive or engrossed with their own individual controversies. Meanwhile, gay marriage activists have caused five cases to reach the same court in a fraction of the time. Only one of them has been accepted for consideration on the docket.
Should the case achieve its goal of reforming abusive and discriminatory practices upon parents, its sponsor, Parenting Rights Institute, will provide assistance to all those who have supported our cause. The personal sacrifice, financial toll and retributions upon Mr. Koziol have been devastating. It is our hope now that you will make your donation today and encourage fellow victims to avoid court abuses by purchasing the education program offered by our institute at www.familyretention.com and www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. You can also contact Mr. Koziol directly at (315) 796-4000 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.