Custody Battle Led to Deadly California Salon Shooting

Custody mayhem in California could have been avoided by reform litigation being pursued by parental rights advocate Leon Koziol, J.D. 

Regrettably, the kind of violence evidenced by this incident could have been prevented through the efforts of parental rights advocate Leon Koziol, J.D., and his test cases currently being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court and federal appeals court in New York City. This latest incident as predicted, was described in a post on his website www.leonkoziol.com only several days ago, appearing on October 10, 2011.

In a very ironic and timely twist on this, Mr. Koziol’s case will be conferenced by the Justices of the United States Supreme Court tomorrow, October 14, 2011, for a possible precedent setting decision. On the other case in New York City, the United States Justice Department, New York Attorney General and defense firms, have secured extension for their briefs and arguments.

For a fuller description of Mr. Koziol’s efforts to reform laws that harm parent-child relationships, please visit: www.leonkoziol.com. Leon Koziol is available for commentary regarding this current news story and pending litigation. He can be reached at (315) 796-4000. We are also asking our regular followers to please share this story with regional and national media connections.

As stated in previous posts, resources have dwindled to nothing in connection with our current cases. We are therefore seeking contributions from all concerned. Such cases would cost individual litigants or groups hundreds of thousands in competent fees and litigation expense. It is therefore crucial for all of our supporters to join us in this effort. A pay pal account has been set up to accept your donation. No matter how great or small it may be, every amount helps. Please consider this using the method provided below or by mail to: Parenting Rights Institute; 1518 Genesee Street; Utica, New York 13502. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help.

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Fed Up With Parenting Abuse? Join Our Federal Court Action Today!

FED  UP  WITH  PARENTING  ABUSE  IN  OUR  COURTS?  JOIN OUR FEDERAL  TEST  CASE  TODAY!

You can persist in the costly court battles, type away on your keyboards, and complain endlessly about a dysfunctional divorce, custody and support process in our state courts. You can also protest in the streets, burn yourself alive like Thomas Ball did, or take the law into your own hands as so many victims are doing today. Maybe even, you will take up a fledgling cause brewing among our followers known as “Occupy The Family Court” patterned off of the Wall Street protests. Or, you can join a federal lawsuit working its way to the Supreme Court known as Parent v State. This case is on track for setting precedent against abusive court processes which impair our fundamental rights of parenting.

You probably did not know such a right or lawsuit even existed. This is because, like the Thomas Ball incident, it is being suppressed by a multi-billion dollar child control industry. Whenever you enter a Family Court, Probate Court or divorce court with children at issue, the state takes virtual control of every aspect of a right which our Supreme Court has consistently described as the “oldest liberty interest” protected by the American Constitution. However, the same court has never established a constitutional limit to these state invasions of family privacy unlike other areas such as abortion and gun control. The time is long overdue for such a limit so that your liberties in childrearing and our family values as a nation may be enhanced.

The Parenting Rights Institute has been promoting this federal lawsuit brought by constitutional rights advocate, Leon R. Koziol, J.D. Filed in United States District Court on February 26, 2009, a federal judge has allowed the plaintiffs to litigate under the assumed identity “John Parent” and “Parents Similarly Situated”. It will soon come up for argument before a federal appeals court in New York City and may wind up before the United States Supreme Court. A related case is already being considered during the current term of the high court on a petition for certiorari. You can verify the Second Circuit docket number 11-2474 and learn more about this precedent seeking litigation by reading the entire Parent brief at www.leonkoziol.com.

Many followers of this site have contacted us for purposes of joining this case, even identifying their lawyers and personal backgrounds. However, formal joinder of parties would cost individuals many thousands of dollars depending upon the experience and competency of legal counsel retained by each. It would also complicate and delay progress for years. For this reason, we are offering our supporters the opportunity of informal joinder without the need for costly fees. We are creating a list of “parents similarly situated” to become a potential class member of this lawsuit. Any person who donates $100 or more to our cause will have the option of being named to this list. It may make you and your child a part of the legal history of this nation.

We already have a list in the making thanks to our early donors. However much more support is needed to cover the herculean costs of these court processes. Mr. Koziol has sacrificed a lucrative career in law and politics to bring this litigation. We cannot and must not allow his efforts to die out. He has already proven his ability to succeed after 23 years of practice in the trial and appellate courts of New York. Three sample cases that he pursued have been cited in earlier releases, including one which resulted in a final judgment declaring the largest casino in New York State unconstitutional, see i.e. Oneida Indian Nation v Oneida County, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY 2000); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004) and Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000). Kindly pass this on to others.

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U.S. Justice Department and Others Seek Extensions For Parenting Rights Case

U. S. Justice Department, defense firms and New York Attorney General seek extensions to file briefs in parenting rights case being heard in federal appeals court in New York City.

The U.S. Justice Department has weighed in on the appeal brought by constitutional rights advocate Leon Koziol in New York City. It is representing Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. who was named as a defendant. The case seeks to promote shared parenting through a precedent setting decision which strikes down a scheme of federal and state laws that discriminate against fathers and non-custodial mothers in divorce, custody and support proceedings.

The complete brief was released publicly on this site, www.leonkoziol.com, on September 22, 2011, shortly after its filing. It addresses a full range of parenting rights routinely infringed in our state domestic relations courts. Like the equal rights vindicated by Brown v Board of Education, but unlike the fundamental rights pursued in Roe v Wade, this appeal is designed to promote family values in separated parental settings. If successful, it will provide a weapon for parents everywhere to resist draconian support orders and abusive court processes.

Significantly, U.S. attorneys have joined the New York Attorney General and law firms representing other defendants in seeking extensions to file their response briefs into December, 2011, or the maximum period allowed by law. Mr. Koziol has opposed those requests on grounds that he was able to complete his own brief in less than one week while filing motions, rule statements, record and appendix in a lesser period of time without office staff or support. Evidently this case, years in the works, is proving to have merit or cause for concern.

Unfortunately, as related in our last post, the financial burden inflicted by such delays is having devastating impacts upon Leon’s continuing ability to maintain this litigation. Simply put, it is a case which seeks a proper remedy in lieu of a constitutional amendment in the state legislatures and Congress that could take decades to produce. To our knowledge, only the State of Louisiana has endorsed such an amendment. On the positive side, the current briefing delay opens the door for persons or groups to join the case or provide their input on the arguments.

For our regular followers, input can be made by e-mail at: leonkozioljd@gmail.com. However you must first read and digest the brief referenced in our last post. In the coming weeks, you will be given the opportunity for virtual participation in our profound litigation by keyboard from your very own homes. Updates on this case and others being pursued by Mr. Koziol will follow. The referenced requests by government attorneys and defense firms may be viewed directly through the links found on our site. In the meantime, we would like to thank our early donors as we continue to urge your support behind this vital cause. Even if you are not currently impacted, the damage caused by these socialist welfare laws is affecting the health, safety, productivity, education and family heritage of an entire nation. Kindly pass this on.

As stated in our previous blog post, resources have dwindled to nothing in connection with our current cases. We are therefore seeking contributions from all concerned. Such cases would cost individual litigants or groups hundreds of thousands in competent fees and litigation expense. It is therefore crucial for all of our supporters to join us in this effort. A pay pal account has been set up to accept your donation. No matter how great or small it may be, every amount helps. Please consider this using the method provided below or by mail to: Parenting Rights Institute; 1518 Genesee Street; Utica, New York 13502. Leon can be reached directly at (315) 796-4000. Networking and media connections are also greatly needed. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help. 

 See Requests for Extensions Here

Federal Appeals Court to Hear Parenting Rights Case in New York City

KOZIOL’S  PARENTING  RIGHTS  CASE  TO  BE  HEARD  BY  FEDERAL  APPEALS  COURT  IN  NEW  YORK  CITY  (ENTITLED  PARENT  VS  STATE)

Years in the works, Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol has brought his case for parenting reform before the federal Court of Appeals in New York City. This precedent seeking litigation is designed to promote shared parenting through a decision which strikes down discriminatory custody and support laws as unconstitutional. It is a case not unlike Roe v Wade in its approach to fundamental rights except that this one seeks to advance family values in America.

The ominous trend in today’s childrearing laws features the state’s increased interference in family affairs. Diverse agreement and home environments are upstaged by socialist welfare practices which place the child above the parent in decision making authority. The state has seized power over private matters by engaging in needless financial inquisitions and substitutions of judgment reserved to moms and dads, whether married or living apart.

The insidious vehicle for this violation of human rights is the federal “Child Support Standards Act” which conditions divorce and court access upon the parents’ adoption of “custody” titles and an unequal doctrine of childrearing. Fathers and non-custodial mothers are particularly harmed by over inclusive laws which place good parents in the same classification as bad parents for purposes determining support and child access. Put simply, it is a lucrative institution which discourages liberty, cooperation and diversity as hallmarks of our Constitution.

On our Parenting Rights Institute site, www.leonkoziol.com, a link to the complete brief will orient you to this case. You can short cut the legalese by skipping over to the “Summary of Argument” and “Argument” sections. This case is more comprehensive than the one being considered simultaneously by the United States Supreme Court (also found on our site). Together they seek precedent for the benefit of aggrieved parents everywhere as well as the lawyers who risk their livelihoods in defense of our most valued rights.

To assess the credibility of our work and its importance to you and your loved ones, three sample cases are offered for your review from Leon Koziol’s litigation history, Oneida Indian Nation v Oneida County, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (2000)(successful maintenance of state court action against Indian casino enterprises represented by national law firms seeking injunction);Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (2000)(successful challenge of city mayor who violated First Amendment rights of city employees as city corporation counsel, upheld by same federal appeals court here); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (CA 2, 2004)(featuring $333,000.00 jury verdict obtained by Leon Koziol on behalf of a civil rights victim ultimately settled on remand).

Unfortunately resources have dwindled to nothing in connection with our current cases. We are therefore seeking contributions from all concerned. Such cases would cost individual litigants or groups hundreds of thousands in competent fees and litigation expense. It is therefore crucial for all of our supporters to join us in this effort. A pay pal account has been set up to accept your donation. No matter how great or small it may be, every amount helps. Please consider this using the method provided below or by mail to: Parenting Rights Institute; 1518 Genesee Street; Utica, New York 13502. Leon can be reached directly at (315) 796-4000. Networking and media connections are also greatly needed. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help.

                                                                                                                                                         

View Complete Brief Here

KOZIOL FILES CASE IN UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

KOZIOL FILES CASE  IN  UNITED  STATES  SUPREME  COURT  SEEKING  CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR PARENTS AND FAMILY ADVOCATES

On August 15, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States submitted notice to civil rights advocate Leon Koziol that his petition for a writ has been accepted for consideration under docket No. 11-185. The petition will now undergo a review to determine whether the case will be heard by the full court. A vote of four justices is needed to make this occur.

The case is based upon Mr. Koziol’s four year ordeal at the hands of state disciplinary agents retaliating against his campaign for reform in state domestic relations courts. Specifically, after 23 unblemished years as a successful trial advocate in federal and state courts, Mr. Koziol became victim to fabricated charges designed to suppress protected activities under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

The petition is a fascinating read for human rights victims and those who have been abused in divorce, custody and support courts. It has all the ingredients of a John Grisham novel, and it actually seeks protection for lawyers who pursue admirable causes for the people. Through vague code provisions and substandard prosecutions, good lawyers are easily removed from the profession when they take on litigation against powerful government officials.

Leon Koziol is asking all of his supporters and followers to read his petition and pass it on to those who may be of assistance, i.e., media contacts, authors, intervenors, columnists and benefactors to help fund this vital cause. Without the good guys among those practicing law, the people will continue to be fleeced of their resources through orchestrated family controversies that are collectively harming the health, productivity and heritage of an entire nation.

Link to petition (Click Here)

A Sad Day Here at Leon Koziol.Com

The volunteer staff of Leon Koziol.Com wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Thomas J. Ball as we were just informed that he took his own life in front of a family court building in New England.

Here is a sad story that came to our attention by one of our many nationwide followers: http://freekeene.com/2011/06/16/thomas-james-ball-self-immolated-in-protest-of-the-justice-system/

We would encourage anyone reading this blog who may be in contact with the family to share Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol, J.D.’s “National Father’s Day Message” found at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57694359/National-Father-s-Day-Message-Complaint  .  It’s important the family know that Mr. Koziol is working diligently within the system to secure long overdue reform in domestic relations matters given the related escalation of violence. A more ominous sign may exist here in our own small community in Upstate, NY, where a number of of law enforcement officers were victimized both on duty and off duty by domestic relations abuses.

According to research[1] approximately 330 people commit suicide monthly in the U.S. in response to the way family courts and CPS handle divorce, domestic violence and child support. The study points out that the suicide rate for divorced men is 9.94 times higher than the suicide rate for divorced women.

[1] Augustine J. Kposowa, “Marital Status and suicide in National Longitudinal Mortality Study”, Journal of Epideiology and Community Health, Vol. 54, April 2000, p. 256.

Excellent article written byWilliam Norman Grigg courtesy of lewrockwell.com : http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w219.html

National Father’s Day Message and Complaint

TO:          ALL  PARENTING/CHILD  ADVOCATES

FROM:       PARENTING  RIGHTS  INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL  LEAGUE  OF  FATHERS,  INC.

RE:           PARENTING  RIGHTS  CONVENTION  REPORT LITIGATION  UPDATE

DATE:     JUNE 10, 2011

As promised at our national Parenting Rights Convention held in upstate New York on April 15-17, 2011, a Report has now been completed for review by attendees, supporters and various government agencies. Issued in the form of a formal “Complaint” filed this morning with the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct, copies are being furnished to the U.S. Justice Department, United Nations, legislative leaders and various human rights organizations. We expect to complete this process on June 17, 2011 in Washington D.C. (Father’s Day weekend).

A copy of the 25 page “Complaint” is available for viewing at www.leonkoziol.com. Copies are also being sent to our followers. It incorporates the testimony and contributions of those who attended the April convention. However, names and personal details were excluded to protect the participants from retaliation in their private litigation. Instead civil rights advocate Leon Koziol, J.D. employed his own experiences with references and recommendations common to “similarly situated parents”. The Complaint easily shows why reform is not going to occur from within.

This “Complaint” has immense practical value as a free information product for those victimized by domestic relations courts around the country. We parents are experiencing an epidemic in state control practices over our private affairs and exploitation of innocent children for profit. This document should be shared everywhere as a personal defense resource. It can be used to better understand the Family Court environment and as a tool for evaluating the performance of costly legal representation. In addition, it may serve as a background piece for seminars and public assemblies given the complex nature of these court processes. If this Complaint can save a parent-child relationship from abuse or demise, it will be well worth the sacrifice made by its author and sponsor. You may contact Mr. Koziol personally for this purpose at (315) 796-4000.

On a related note, a 45 page opinion was handed down in federal court in a case filed by Leon Koziol on behalf of “parents similarly situated” in “Parent v State” and its consolidated member case “Koziol v Lippman”. Originally filed on February 26, 2009, this challenge to abusive custody and support laws was held up for two years on a court issued ruling which raised the Rooker-Feldman doctrine as a bar to federal court jurisdiction. Younger abstention was also raised, among other obstacles, by the many law firms defending this action.

Although the claims were dismissed, the jurisdiction obstacles were overcome. Unlike countless other challenges around the country, this court took jurisdiction over the state court issues, giving others a precedent for accessing federal court to raise constitutional questions. The adverse components of this ruling are now being appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City. A expedited motion for exigent relief will be filed there at the Foley Square courthouse on Friday, June 17, 2011. We will keep you informed as you remain cognizant of the uphill battle we face. To put this in perspective, father’s rights cases feature a 100% failure rate in our nation’s history. Then, in the usual manner, our politicians wonder why we face so much father absence and moral decline in Father’s Day speeches.

 See Complaint: (Click Here)