Lawsuit/Planning Meeting Update: Civil Rights Conference Call of 12/19/10

A one hour conference call was held at 1 pm yesterday at the request of family preservation leaders and past rally organizers on the subject of my recent lawsuit and upcoming planning session in NYC. A focus upon the involvement of religious groups produced an inspirational discourse mirroring the history and development of past civil rights movements. Ironically, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal was being hailed simultaneously in national media as the “last frontier of civil rights movements”, demonstrating to the rest of us just how silent and mindless the true “frontier” remains in connection with parenting rights, see our prior posts on the subject. My responses to questions and commentary from lawyer and leadership participants in this conference revolved around the need for renewal, positive action and unity of purpose. Unlike prior test cases, my federal action is comprehensive in scope, addressing a full range of constitutional violations routinely caused by a wide array of state intrusions upon parent-child relations. Put another way, there is something in it for virtually every aggrieved parent and child. When confronted with a question concerning the uphill battle we all face, I responded with a parallel to Brown v Bd of Education upon which my lawsuit is partially based. The lawyers and lay advocates who backed the consolidated cases behind that landmark ruling were burdened with far greater risks and challenges than we face today. Yet without their sacrifices in 1954 and the legitimacy of principle secured at the Supreme Court level, the civil rights movement of the sixties would never have materialized. We need similar legitimacy here. More important, we need similar commitment and sacrifice. These efforts require funding and serious participation if we are ever going to elevate the true frontier to its deserved level nationwide. Thanks for all your support and motivation.

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Mothers For Judicial Accountability Seeks to Join Federal Lawsuit

Yesterday, Mr. Koziol was contacted by Bridget Marks, a parenting rights activist and founder of Mothers for Judicial Accountability. After providing him with a fascinating and prominent background, she expressed an interest in joining his federal lawsuit filed on November 10, 2010. Ms. Marks has been featured on national shows and radio programs in connection with her successful litigation targeting parental alienation practices. She was also the impetus for the passage of “Bridget’s Law” in New York State. Ms. Marks is expected to attend our Monday brunch at the Plaza Hotel on the 27th.

Take Back Our Children: A Holiday Message For Generations

Here is a link to a Holiday advertisement that you’re welcome to modify and place in news publications around the country.  See Holiday Advertisement

Federal Judge Rules to Consolidate and Continue Parenting Rights Case

Office of Leon R. Koziol
1518 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 796-4000
leonkozioljd@gmail.com

TO:  ASSOCIATED  PRESS,  MEDIA  AND  INTERESTED  PARTIES

FROM:  LEON  R. KOZIOL,  J.D.

DATE:  December 2, 2010

RE:  Federal Court Decision

A decision was received this past week in connection with a parenting rights test case filed against the New York Chief Justice, Unified Court System and others on November 10, 2010. A federal court judge reviewed the background together with an earlier case filed in February, 2009 and argued in September, 2010. An order was then entered which consolidated both actions with the earlier one designated as the “Lead Case” and the latter one as the “Member Case”. All motions for dismissal filed by the New York court defendants were denied along with the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction. Both actions were then allowed to proceed without prejudice to renew those motions in the consolidated action.

This procedure is not unlike one employed in the Oneida land claim litigation of which I was a part during the nineties, see i.e. Oneida Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY 2000)(involving successful maintenance of gaming compact challenge against tribal motion for injunction). The current“Lead Case”, brought on behalf of “parents similarly situated”  will soon enter its third year with opportunity for class action status in the event other victims of custody, support and alienation practices seek to join or intervene. This is a comprehensive challenge based upon rights protected under our Constitution and can be viewed in its entirety (the “Member Case”) on federal pacer docket and elsewhere on this site. A planning session surrounding this case and a national Parenting Rights Convention is scheduled for December 26-27, 2010 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, see details on this site.

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http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1497406581/Judge-consolidates-Leon-Koziols-lawsuits

Parenting Rights Convention Planning Meeting Announced

Office of Leon R. Koziol
1518 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 796-4000
leonkozioljd@gmail.com

IMPORTANT  NOTICE

TO:  ALL  PARENTING  RIGHTS  ADVOCATES

DATE: December 1, 2010

On behalf of the Parenting Rights Institute, and third parties, I am urging victims of custody, support and child control laws to join me on December 26-27, 2010 in New York City for a gathering of concerned parents to plan a winter Parenting Rights Convention and Spring rally in Washington D.C. We will be meeting at 7 pm on the 26th in the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. A follow-up brunch will occur on the 27th. Alternate lodging can be reserved at 3-star Ameritania Hotel adjacent to Letterman Theatre on Times Square only several blocks away. More details to follow on our site at www.leonkoziol.com. Heading our list of priorities are prominent benefactors and fundraising initiatives behind a nationwide movement.

LEON R. KOZIOL, J.D.