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

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)

Equal Rights Alert

This is a public call to all women who support equal treatment under the law. Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol, a former practicing attorney who has won gender, race and sexual harassment cases during a 23 year career, is seeking your signature to a petition for a meeting with Barack Obama. He is seeking equal treatment for fathers in childrearing decisions in our domestic relations courts. Like the women’s rights movement which could not have succeeded without men supporters, he is confident that he can rely upon women of good conscience to join him in this call for reform. President Obama’s first act signed into law was the equal pay amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and appointments of two women to the United States Supreme Court. We hope Obama is not a hypocrite and will do the same reform for the other half of America’s parenting population. Little girls and women partners are victims in addition to good fathers under this antiquated “custodial institution of childrearing”. Attached is our Petition and “Open Letter to Barack Obama” for your review. Please pass this on to other women and rights advocates.

See “Open Letter to Barack Obama” –  (Click Here)

Sign Petition – (Click Here)

Parenting Alert

Please sign our Petition for parenting rights reform and pass it on. If you have not read the “Open Letter”, a copy is attached or available on our site at www.leonkoziol.com. Remember: “We must be seen before we can be heard”. Support Leon Koziol in his professional efforts on our behalf. He sacrificed a prominent and lucrative career as a civil rights attorney by fighting the lawyers and judges who are violating our most cherished human rights. Why waste your hard earned money on lawyers who will not stand up for you because of the profits made off of your children or retaliation of the kind experienced by Mr. Koziol. We must show support for “our advocate” or stop complaining. By doing nothing, you accept the system as it operates today.

Parenting Rights Institute
National League of Fathers, Inc.

We, the Undersigned, Petition the President of the United States to meet with Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol to reform child control laws which unduly infringe upon parental rights. I support the “Open Letter to Barack Obama” found on the Internet at http://www.leonkoziol.com as published by Leon Koziol, J.D. on May 11, 2011.

 Sign Petition (Click to Open)

A Meeting With the President

That’s the theme and goal behind a rally scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18, 2011 at the nation’s capital. Building upon momentum and ideas generated at the strategy session of this past weekend’s Parenting Rights Convention, this rally is designed to gain the attention of the president so that parenting authority can be returned to the people consistent with fundamental rights retained by them under the United States Constitution. The selected period is Father’s Day week Thursday thru Saturday for the reason that fathers comprise a discriminated class made subject to oppressive laws. Our government has managed to use our children to resurrect debtor prisons and child taking processes without due process of law.

Three years ago, candidate Obama exploited Father’s Day to focus upon absentee fathers rather than the money oriented processes which promoted their existence. The problem with our approach to this political exploitation is that we do not set our goals high enough for meaningful reform. Instead of D.C. family festivals, local protests and keyboard wars (useless computer exchanges to each other in the convenience of our homes), we need to take a meaningful stand where we can be truly heard and seen. We must sharpen our focus upon the core problem of child abuse by government, its relentless assault upon our assets and hard earnings, and its instigation of needless controversy among parents and their children.

Cooperation for the sake of the child is central to our mission. Children need both parents in their lives and it is high time that we remove the lucrative barriers to this optimal environment for childrearing in domestic relations courts. We can continue to fight in our local foxholes, frustrate ourselves with endless court battles, or we can take back our children in Washington D.C. It may be that our president will find himself too busy with new wars overseas which take more fathers away from their children, but our meeting will occur even if it means a message delivered to the front lawn of the White House. In the experience of our sponsors, a constructive message may consist of a lobby campaign in congressional office buildings and a profound presence of parents on the walkways surrounding key government centers. Even if this results only in meetings with underlings and media, it is much more than anything we have seen to date on the reform horizon.

A meeting with the president is important to change the mindset of this nation and government’s escalating intrusions upon our privacy rights in childrearing. By June 1, 2011, we hope to have a committee of delegates named for this proposed meeting. There is no set standard for selection, however, certain constituencies should be represented. Among them are veterans, law enforcement, African-American fathers and mainstream parents made subject to inferior “non-custodial” classifications. At the Parenting Rights Convention this past weekend, it was generally agreed that such a rally was timely and do-able because the issue was urgent and children should not suffer another day without their moms or dads.

As things develop, we will keep you informed on this rally. Feel free to contact us with your interest and ideas. It is expected that a single hotel will be identified for organizing, lodging and workshops and self representation seminars. You need to make plans now for this event. It is time, our time, to take back our children. A “Purple Heart Soldier” presentation from the main event this past weekend is featured with this important announcement at www.leonkoziol.com.

Profound Reform Expected From This Weekend’s Convention

As devoted parents and concerned citizens, we’ve complained for too long. Government continues to ignore us. They’re making too much money on our children. Action is therefore the only answer. The time has come to get the state out of the “child business” as one Family Court put it. We must demand reform and that time is now.

Momentum continues to build for the first ever National Parenting Convention at the Hotel Utica this weekend in upstate New York. Media coverage and exclusive interviews with celebrity speaker Tim McKyer are introducing the event to the public. Nationwide coverage will depend on the creative energies of each and every follower and advocate we’ve managed to reach since this Convention was first announced in November, 2010.

There is no room for excuses, no more apathy or laziness. These children are our children and our priority. However, to reiterate our rights to rear our own children, to participate meaningfully in their lives, and to remove oppressive barriers upon our liberties, we “must be seen before we can be heard” under an American form of government. The Supreme Court has described our parenting rights as the “oldest liberty interest protected under the Constitution”. Unless we act, we will lose that right. At least one Justice is already seeing to this.

At the Convention, you will be heard, you will learn how to protect yourself, and most of all, your children will be made proud. They will one day know when mom and dad finally declared “enough is enough”. In 1848, a group of 100 men and women came together at the first National Women’s Rights Convention at nearby Seneca Falls, New York. They came by trains and horses with no political support or money. Little did they know, this small group of visionaries would change the world. We look forward to meeting all of you. Details at www.leonkoziol.com.