Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.
Parenting Rights Institute
As followers of my blog site at http://www.leonkoziol.com know, my 23 unblemished years as a highly successful civil rights attorney was erased along with my parent-child relationships in retaliation for my exposure of court corruption and funding abuses connected to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. After 12 years of inhuman persecution, this resulted in my hospitalization for a life-threatening condition on December 23, 2020.
Despite a dire prognosis, my daughters have yet to call or visit me two years later as part of a lucrative child custody tactic known as parental alienation. I have never been reported for abuse or neglect even by a spiteful ex-wife and never found to be unfit by any judge. The details of my ordeal are captured in my newly published book, Whistleblower in Paris. A highly informative, expert summary is provided on the book’s website and elsewhere on this blog, but suffice it to say, I’m still here for some fateful reason.
And that leads us to today’s timely post in the wake of midterm elections and the increased gridlock it will bring on the subject of parent-child separations at our borders and in our courts. A great hypocrisy continues to infect this human rights crisis with citizen parents being systematically separated from their children while greater, nationwide concern is being exhibited for their illegal counterparts. Families have become politicized to avenge the egos of both Democrat and Republican leaders to a point where our very Capitol was invaded by protesters.
Only recently have parents awaken to the realities of a new world order bent on removing parent involvement in our schools. Yet they remain woefully short of the focus needed behind a larger, all-encompassing threat at the core of our constitutional government. I have been exposing this threat since 2010 when I took a public stand against my profession. Unfortunately, apathy ruled the day time and again despite my precedent-seeking-lawsuits, lobbying initiatives in Congress and public rallies that included a 2019 parent march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort between the Trump White House and Supreme Court.
My girls have long entered colleges that have not been disclosed to me, so none of my continued sacrifices or reform efforts really matter anymore. However current victims in our divorce and family courts remain as “Deer in the Headlights” as unscrupulous lawyers and ego-driven judges exploit them for their misplaced trust. This crisis is now on the verge of exploding in violent fashion as moms and dads erupt against their mistreatment at public meetings. Their impatience with all the constant infighting in government is well supported by lagging lawsuits, impotent oversight authorities and leadership changes.
One need go no further than a high-profile case filed by seventeen (17) states against Donald Trump on June 26, 2018 to verify. It sought declaratory and injunctive relief against immigration practices that separated illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers from their children. It represented a back-door way of encouraging more illegal behavior. We see the harmful impacts today in communities across America. Meanwhile parent-child separations that were clearly malicious in my case and millions more continue to be dismissed as little more than family squabbles.
The 2018 lawsuit received early attention due to media posturing of a federal judge. An exigent (temporary) order was immediately entered which put a stop to Trump’s separation policies. A venue change was then granted to the Southern District of California where it has languished to the present day. Among other things, the first judge ordered a re-drafting of pleadings to conform with federal rules of procedure regarding basic typeset prior to her transfer order. These pleadings were drafted by high-profile lawyers enjoying top hourly rates and political influence.
It is worth mentioning that many of my own lawsuits seeking identical relief for needless parent-child separations in our family courts suffered no such humiliation. My first precedent-seeking case in federal court was filed nine years prior to the Trump filing and it was based on both procedural and substantive due process in addition to equal protection violations. My adversaries included the Justice Department, New York Attorney General and similarly high-profile litigation attorneys.
Two of my lawsuits of similar nature were consolidated, and there was no request or court order to suggest that either was frivolous (unlike some election-denier lawsuits today). However, because I sought to invalidate judicial immunity and open the door for pro se parents to be heard in our federal courts, I was targeted and misrepresented in the lawsuits I was forced to lodge later on.
You can look up my highly relevant case and its 46-page decision at Parent v State, 786 F.2d 516 (NDNY 2011). It remains astounding that, once again, I have acted with exceptional fortitude, prediction and proven, litigation experience to anticipate today’s crises and act accordingly, see i.e. Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004)($333,000 civil rights verdict argued before Justice Sonia Sotomayor); Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000)(First Amendment case as city corporation counsel in federal court ultimately successful in removing a mayoral gag order).
My combined skills to benefit human rights victims today have been suspended since Parent v State was litigated. This represents additional collateral damage associated with the retributions inflicted upon me. As victims yourselves, you need to get active right now. Avoid the trolls, victim depression, laziness and lame excuses, the self=appointed lawyers and voo-doo advice they dispense on the internet. Support our cause, both financially and virally. I cannot do this alone, and frankly I have no incentive these days to continue.
In the balance hangs our cause of liberty and fundamental parenting rights under the Constitution.
Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.