Motion Asks Justice Ginsburg To Step Down From Judicial Whistle Blower Case

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Extraordinary Case Focuses on Judicial Ethics and Court Abuses

An unprecedented case docketed in the Supreme Court on June 17, 2016  became more extraordinary when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lashed out at a presidential candidate one month later. After working its way through federal and state courts, the judicial whistle blower action, Leon Koziol v United States District Court, finally reached our high court.

At the core of the case is a targeted website which exposes corruption in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Maintained by a parental advocate with over 25 years of litigation experience, it exposes corruption in our third branch of government and resulted in severe retributions for the sponsor and judicial whistle blower, Dr. Leon R. Koziol.

The website, http://www.leonkoziol.com was subjected to a variety of discreet and overt forms of government retaliation including an unconstitutional gag order imposed by a family judge eventually lifted when a mandamus action was filed in New York Supreme Court. This site also featured a number of anti-liberal posts defending Donald Trump since August, 2015.

The action seeks recourse for political activity outside the scope of judicial office which is then applied in decision making processes beyond the knowledge or fair input of adversely impacted litigants. It is a First and Fourteenth Amendment case committed to improving the conduct of our justice system through the supervisory jurisdiction of our highest court.

With a conference date now set by the Justices for September 26, 2016, Dr. Koziol was forced to file a motion on August 9, 2016 seeking disqualification of Justice Ginsburg from Case No. 15-1519. It also seeks an adjournment until after election day to permit good government groups and interested parties including Donald Trump to file amicus briefs.

(Click Here to Download August 5, 2016 Motion for Disqualification from Scribd)

Such a motion is not new but rarely employed as it was by the Sierra Club in the 2004 case of Cheney v United States District Court, directed to Justice Scalia. The opening statement of the motion here is reprinted below:

On June 17, 2016, this Court docketed Case No. 15-1519 entitled Leon R. Koziol v United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. It is an extraordinary action based, inter alia, on this Court’s ruling in Cheney v United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 542 US 367 (2004). It seeks vital recourse for civil rights violations by judges and their agents who impeded access to this Court. These violations were conceived beyond the scope of judicial office and executed through an abuse of such office. They comprise retributions for petitioner’s ten year exposure of corruption in our third branch of government.

It is an ordeal that reads like a John Grisham novel but plays out in real life as a dark side to justice meted out against judicial whistle blowers as a way of covering up serious misconduct. It is a lesson for advocates of free speech and press everywhere who dare to risk their families and livelihoods on the misplaced notion that those entrusted with the highest duty of safeguarding our constitutional rights will do so even when they are themselves the necessary subjects of public criticism.

Quite apart from the unconscionable injuries inflicted upon a native born American, these violations have serious implications for all citizens in that they usurp the self-governing authority of a free society, they make the case that other whistle blowers such as Edward Snowden can never expect fair treatment in the states, and that money and influence will invariably prevail over the rule of law in our nation’s courts. Indeed, on all fronts and in all branches of government, we are at a crossroads in that never ending quest to guarantee “liberty and justice for all.”

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A Florida doctor, California dentist and Virginia engineer join Dr. Leon Koziol on June 17, 2016 at the United States Supreme Court to announce the filing of a case seeking parental equality and judicial accountability in our nation’s divorce and family courts.

(Click Here to Download June 17, 2016 Petition for Writ from Scribd)

 

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Finally! Fugitive Veronica Donahue Indicted, Arrested in Illinois and Extradited to Oneida County Jail.

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Veronica Donahue (2013) pictured above being hauled off to jail after her arrest in Chenango County, NY for pretending to be a lawyer (Photo courtesy of Google images)

Well she always had that delusional impression of her good looks: skank aura and a dental nightmare. Now she’ll be modeling down a runway between Oneida County Jail and the criminal courthouse in an orange jumpsuit. She’s all yours convicts.

The numbers brought to justice continue to grow in the Justice for Leon Koziol campaign. Donahue was Leon’s office secretary influenced by political outsiders to orchestrate ethics and child support violations. After a history of taking on corrupt public officials, this was inevitable.

But very few believed Leon when he issued a 2012 report to state and local authorities describing a veritable sociopath who stole more than $100,000 from his office, tampered with mail and secreted court appointments. She was at the center of Leon’s nightmares.

See excerpt of a similar report made to the judicial conduct commission:

“Meanwhile, on the client case, motion dates actually cited in orders on the record by the same judge were never placed on my calendar by the ex-manager. Two such voids occurred over a six month period contrary to standard practices observed during her four years of employment. These voids were not discovered until after discharge of the office manager along with extensive related information held back from the “Internal Report” furnished to authorities. A February 10, 2012 letter from the local district attorney‟s office described this report as containing “serious allegations of criminal activity”. It was all referred to the Utica Police Department.”

In the report’s opening pages, Leon predicted that Donahue would steal from the law office where she was then employed after being fired by him in 2009. And so it happened. Ironically that victim was the chairman of the Syracuse lawyer ethics committee. She victimized many others between New Orleans and Albany, New York who contacted Leon before finally being apprehended  three days ago.

Leon got a call from an employer in Illinois where Donahue was a “consultant” if you can believe that. It came after we helped get her arrested on $10,000 bail in 2013 in nearby Chenango County for pretending to be a lawyer in court. Then she fled across the country.

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As a public service, apparently victims of Ms. Donahue who were harmed by her ongoing criminal activities had developed a website to warn others of her repeated scams, share news stories and voice their frustrations over what was clearly perceived to be an ongoing lack of criminal prosecution (see website). As of today’s post, many questions still remain unanswered, including why she was never prosecuted for stealing from Leon and others as well as pretending to be an attorney, taking money from unsuspecting clients while working in various law firms (after being fired from Leon’s office) and making court room appearances on their behalf???

One such victim, a female hair stylist, provided great detail as to how she had paid Ms. Donahue $500 to resolve a minor traffic matter, only to discover months later to her surprise, the issue hadn’t ever been resolved. Apparently the attorney Ms. Donahue was working for, (chairman of the Syracuse lawyer ethics committee) had never been advised of that scheduled court room appearance to resolve the traffic matter in a similar manner much like Leon had previously experienced and had warned of only a few years earlier. Suffice to say, that attorney immediately made good on Ms. Donahue’s theft of $500 and the matter was resolved. However, that same attorney didn’t want to risk the publicity or a similar fate as Leon for failing to maintain a crystal ball in order to predict one’s future criminal behavior. Leon and the other attorney might as well also be blamed for not purchasing this particular software product (Click here). Then again, isn’t that law enforcement’s job to keep criminals off the street?

Another such victim, the wife of a well known pain management doctor  (who once co-chaired an ARC fundraising committee with Veronica), also had a similar experience with her involving a traffic ticket in Fulton-Montgomery counties, whereby she believed the matter would be handled in a timely manner only to discover she too had been defrauded by her so-called lawyer friend Veronica.

The list goes on and on, and even includes a divorce where she forged an attorney’s signature. Yes, this crime was immediately reported too. The matter was eventually cleared up, and the divorce is now valid, but just imagine how many other similar horror stories exist involving public officials who really thought they were dealing with a so-called legitimate attorney (Veronica Donahue). How embarrassing would that be? Instead Leon, was not only a victim of Ms. Donahue but was undoubtedly made a target for his criticisms of bench and bar practices in matters involving family law including prior success as civil rights lawyer because he was merely in the way.

If you are a victim of Ms. Donahue’s crimes, please submit your story to leonkozioljd@gmail.com as organizing efforts are now underway to ensure that justice will be served.

Indicted this past July due to continued victims (felony forgery and family law crimes), she will now face justice in Oneida County Court. It’s something out of Investigation Discovery. And as federal prosecutor Preet Bharara recently said, “and this, allegedly, is my first tweet, stay tuned.” Another sociopathic woman is on deck.Presentation1You see justice was delayed and denied to so many here because Donahue’s crimes fit in with an agenda of retribution for Leon’s exposure of court corruption. Simply claim that Leon should have done a better job of supervising her, and the real villains could get away with just about anything for years.

At least until a hearing this past June in Albany when Leon defended ethics concoctions as a crime victim. When questioned by a judge panel regarding his ethical duties of supervision, Leon compared his status to that of the panel itself concerning the ethics lawyers it fired for falsifying their time sheets. You could have heard the proverbial pin drop after that.

Sadly no public charges were ever brought against those standard bearers of lawyer ethics. These are the same lawyers who engaged in  a witch hunt against Leon and refused to accept his shocking revelations regarding Donahue. The ethics petition was dismissed but Leon’s reform efforts continued as did the retributions after that argument.

In further unprecedented fashion, Leon managed to get the June, 2015 argument opened to the public. A documentary producer, Divorce Corp, has the videotape. We’re hoping that 60 Minutes takes an interest as it did when Leon was interviewed by Morley Safer in the same law office years ago. As we promised you, this will all get more intriguing in coming weeks.

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Did lawyer William Koslosky violate a high ethical duty to underage girls in a family court fraud?

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Happy Thanksgiving! Should we have red skin or Yukon gold potatoes today?

William Koslosky is a child lawyer in Utica, New York who’s made a living in family court. Appointed by judges and typically paid with tax dollars, he has a hatred for his long deceased dad, and he wants everyone in court to know about it.

Then Billy takes that childhood disorder out on innocent dads even if it means harming his so-called “clients,” children too young to know his antics until it’s too late. If you have this guy anywhere near your case or are concerned about judges in need of mental evaluations, this post is for you.

William Koslosky is being used as means for suppressing Leon Koziol, a father and long time public critic of family court dysfunctions. In a closing statement during his custody hearing, Billy related a parental argument at the Koslosky homestead 50 years earlier. You gotta hear this, it’s not made up and verified by a court transcript.

Evidently Bill’s mom and dad were debating the relative quality of Yukon gold and red skin potatoes at the dinner table. His police man dad had a gun and Billy wondered aloud a half century later what he might do with it (maybe like shoot a burglar?). Anyway Billy saved the day by going to the store for the right potatoes. And, as he explained to Syracuse Judge Walsh-Hood, he doesn’t even like Yukon gold.

Seriously Bill? What does this have to do with a custody hearing 50 years later? Why did the judge allow Billy to carry on like this minutes after Leon left because he could take no more of it? Shouldn’t this so-called child lawyer hang his head in shame and return his fees to the hard working taxpayers? Well we all know this guy has no shame but maybe he will have to return the fees anyway.

You see on September 17,  2015, Billy traveled all the way up to Judge Dan King’s family court in Lowville, New York, a 120 mile round trip for a motion argument on submission. In lay terms, that meant there would be no argument. So other than lining his pockets, why was he present alone in the courtroom?

Worse yet, the court conference was to be conducted by telephone as it was with the other participants. By now it will be known if Billy put in a bill for that unauthorized trip. Is it any different than the two ethics lawyers engaged in the witch hunt against Leon who were fired for falsifying their time sheets? We shall soon see, along with an earlier phone conference in which he was a no-show. Shouldn’t Judge King be scrutinizing this as he has Leon’s every move?

Moving on, if you read yesterday’s post, then you know how Billy is participating in a fraud today with the mother of Leon’s girls, Kelly Hawse -Koziol, regarding an alleged e-mail and notice of relocated child residency which was concealed from Leon on the court record for more than eight months.

The e-mail notice was reproduced in that post to show it to be a fraud on its face. This cannot be explained, denied or excused, unless of course these two were expecting favor from a biased judge. The mother was apprehended by her own computer.

Well if things are supposedly equal between support debtor dads and child rearing moms, this mother must be violated and committed to a six month jail term. But William Koslosky’s jail term should be much longer, right? This is because he is representing Leon’s two little girls, allegedly with no conflict between them.

Yes, William Koslosky has a higher duty than a regular lawyer with adult clients because these little ones cannot know Billy’s childhood disorders, court no-shows, and frauds upon their rights to a loving father. They cannot know how their unsolicited lawyer, appointed to harm their dad, filed a motion in an appeals court falsely stating facts clearly non-existent in the record.

It was yet another scheme to defame Leon and impair his child support capacities. Exactly who is Koslosky purporting to represent or benefit here other than his angry family court friends ? To date, that fraud has not been factually disputed. And as it stands right now, he has Leon’s innocent girls engaged in this fraud with their mom. Is that the way King, Koslosky and Hawse-Koziol will have the courts raising our children?

William Koslosky has allowed his quest for vengeance and this child lawyer job go to his head. Childless, never married and hungry for hero status, he goes about the court room like he’s Johnnie Cochran. Pleeeze Bill! This is family court. Don’t abuse it to impress the ladies you can’t impress elsewhere. We see all the fan mail to your site from  the mother here when she gets the e-mail address correct.

Now for some background to understand why all this is happening. The 2006 Matrimonial (Miller) Report to the high court of New York recommended changes to divorce and family courts. Experts pointed out the flaws of  a high conflict custody system which is being “shoe horned” into family matters.

Among the few implemented was a replacement of “visitation” with “parenting time.” In the end it was all window dressing because the culprit was a mandatory custody classification scheme which brought billions in federal incentive grants to state courts. The dysfunctional process was also retained because it generated needless parental conflict and lawyer fees.

Actually this costly report did more harm than good when “law guardian” was replaced with “attorney for the child.” Strangers were turned into substitute parents overnight with an added fight and profit motive that only aggravated protracted cases. A courtroom with one or two lawyers was now burdened by five or six to complicate decisions beyond rational capacity.

It was a gold mine for lawyers but a disaster for families, children and cooperative parenting. As the adage goes, a village that can’t support one lawyer can always support two. More lawyers were put to work with record fees while families were fleeced of their assets, earnings and college funds. Most victims never even knew what hit them.

Enter William Koslosky, a veteran conflict maker who has made a living representing children in these courts. In the case of parental advocate Leon Koziol, he was re-appointed by family judge Daniel King this past year despite being removed by a prior judge for counter-productive involvement.

Koslosky was returned after Leon disclosed fictitious college degrees by both judges in testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. A victimized father, Leon was seeking reforms which the lawyer dominated commission failed to achieve. The degrees were used to elevate Leon’s support obligations in retaliation for his public criticisms.

We parent and their victimized children have had enough of William Koslosky. If you would like to register a formal grievance against him, here’s the address:

Attorney Grievance Committee for the Fifth Judicial District
Syracuse Square
224 Harrison Street, Suite 408
Syracuse, NY 13202-3066

Phone: (315) 401-3344

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Is the American public surrendering self-governance to rampant corruption ?


By Dr. Leon Koziol

I have lived to experience something I never thought I would: a voter ballot without any choices. It was Election Day at ward 2-3 in New Hartford, New York and all candidates were unopposed. There was not even a proposition for me to ponder.

When I ran for state Senate ten years ago, a statistical tie resulted with a retired state Supreme Court justice as my opponent. The polls were active, the debate lively throughout and it was only a primary. City voter turnouts doubled the number this past week.

After recounts, the winner in my Senate race convinced me to run for county executive the next year where I garnered nearly 25,000 votes. Again the debate was lively and lines nearly out the door at the same ward 2-3, this time in the general election.

On Election Day 2015 I was the only voter at peak time. Eight workers behind two district tables could not hide their disappointment. After questioning my purpose,  I announced I was there to honor their commitment to democracy. Profound gratitude followed with one volunteer remarking that I had just made their day.

What’s happening here people? The incumbents may have you believe that they are performing so well that opponents are not needed. Adolph Hitler thought the same, but humans by definition are imperfect. Contested races bring out issues needed for democracy to function properly.

Could it be that corruption in government is so rampant these days that the people are simply surrendering to it? I testified at the 2013 hearings of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. The complaints were so numerous that the vast majority were locked outside Pace University.

As we know when top state leaders were implicated in those proceedings, the Commission was prematurely disbanded. Fortunately an angry federal prosecutor who also testified at that hearing seized the files resulting in the indictment of top leaders of New York’s legislature.

As our followers also know I was targeted for my testimony resulting in the loss of my livelihood, children and law practice. The ethics lawyers in the witch hunt against me resigned after falsifying their time sheets. My custody judge was removed from family court after admitting sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece. No public charges came of these crimes. The list goes on.

As Americans we have to act on this. For my part I continue to vote and influence politics where I can, like a convicted felon as local council president who was upset by a newcomer at the polls. I also seek accountability in our civil courts, but like Moreland, I am now being locked out.

As a final resort I am writing books for corruption victims with one nearing publication. There are many ordeals that are never told and the scandals are thereby covered up. Feel free to contact me at (315) 796-4000 directly if you would like to retain my professional services.

Should Judges be Subject to Mental Health Evaluations?

 

In the Wake of Recent Events, Litigants are Entitled to Better Accountability and Due Process.

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

When New York’s Chief Justice, Sol Wachtler, was arrested and imprisoned for stalking a debutant and falsifying reports to authorities, it was clear to the world that he suffered from a severe mental disease. Several years ago, this convict was re-licensed as an attorney and assigned to teach ethics if you can believe that.

But there is much more to this story which the public has generally not known. For example, while serving in our third branch of government, Sol Wachtler directed paid staff in chambers to investigate a New Jersey lawyer for the purpose of impairing his law license. That lawyer had become too friendly with the debutant Wachtler had been secretly dating as a married man.

Such precedent has relevance to my ordeal as a civil rights attorney, unblemished for more than 23 years, when I began a reform campaign directed to our divorce and family courts. With each public criticism or formal complaint there arose a matching act of retribution which harmed my parent-child relations and professional livelihood, this coming from the branch of government charged with the highest duty of protecting First Amendment rights.

As fate would have it, the “ethics lawyers” employed by an appeals court in Albany, engaged in the witch hunt against me, were fired for falsifying time sheets in 2013, only weeks after admitting in a closed hearing that they had been targeting my website and formal complaints. As a defense attorney, I once had a client who was charged with a felony for alleged misuse of a city gas card amounting to $16. Yet here, the standard- bearers of attorney ethics, Peter Torncello and Steven Zayas, have never faced any public charges while I remain damaged by their misconduct.

Today we read about a deranged airline pilot who crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps. The public is rightfully demanding better mental health accountability. In our family courts, parents and children are being subjected to mental health evaluations every day on self serving accusations of a scorned litigant or state agency. As explained in prior posts here at Leon Koziol.com, such orders yield billions of dollars in fees and revenues for lawyers and bureaucrats.

But what about the judges, top jurists like Sol Wachtler, who issue such orders like burgers at a restaurant? Didn’t his court clerks have a duty under the ethics code to report his misconduct and seek a mental health evaluation before the public was harmed? Did anyone even raise the issue? Or do we conveniently assume that this was all an isolated series of crimes no longer relevant to our system of justice? Well think again, it’s only gotten worse.

In 2013, a Syracuse family judge, Bryan Hedges, was removed from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct upon his five year old handicapped niece. At the same time, a Michigan judge admitted to an extramarital affair in chambers with a mother during a child support case which resulted in her pregnancy. Shortly before that, a family judge in Texas was exposed on video beating his teen daughter. In 2009, a state Supreme Court judge in New York City was imprisoned for taking a $9,000 bribe to fix a custody case against a fit mother, and two Pennsylvania judges were also sent to prison in the now infamous “kids for cash” bribery scandal requiring the reversal of 4,000 juvenile convictions.

These are only some of the shocking cases of judicial misconduct that we have featured here. When viewed individually, it’s alarming enough, but taken together, it raises a potential epidemic in our justice system. For example, how would you know that your opposing lawyer is not so connected as to fix a custody case? In the Michigan case, an unsuspecting father was prejudiced with monitoring devices and jail threats to the glee of his pregnant adversary. How many cases are out there today which will never be discovered given the brazen nature of these very recent incidents?

Make no mistake, it’s not just ethical misconduct being overlooked by our judicial commissions, but felonies and deranged actions of office holders held to the highest public trust. Children are being alienated and even removed from fit and loving parents simply because an unscrupulous lawyer with a paid psychologist is able to concoct some voodoo syndrome to explain human emotions inflamed by these very same needless and lucrative court proceedings.

Suddenly the children are at risk and court ordered evaluations are required as a condition for seeing one’s offspring. This is the gold mine that is causing people like investigator  Joseph Longo to commit a murder-suicide that left three children without parents. How are such losses any different than those caused by an airline pilot or his German superiors. Shouldn’t deranged judges and lawyers who profit from their misdeeds be held similarly accountable with mental health evaluations?

In coming days, we will be exposing the deranged behavior of a family judge in Lowville, New York who goes by the name of Dan King. He is a quintessential example of incompetence, arrogance and evil which mars our system of justice and harms innocent children exploited as a means of retribution for public criticisms properly asserted against him. Hopefully, with enough public support, we can remove him like we did Bryan Hedges before more harm is inflicted upon families in family court.

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Civil Rights Advocate

(315) 796-4000

CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF WITH ERROR-PRONE DECISION BY FEDERAL JUDGE THOMAS McAVOY

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Everyone knows that discrimination against male parents in our nation’s family courts remains widespread. It is a curiously accepted perversion of equal rights verified by Census Bureau statistics and other reports showing that 85% of all support payers are men and 90% of contested custody cases favor women. Even judges, politicians and legal experts concede the undeniable despite its harmful effects upon veterans, innocent children and overcrowded courts and prisons. So why has nothing been done to rectify the clear injustices well into our 21st Century?

The first answer is the obvious one: unequal classifications of “custodial” and “non-custodial” parents facilitate money transfers which can then be exploited to divert finite resources to lawyers, state coffers and third party bank accounts. This must occur so that the “experts” can direct America on how its children should be raised despite their own lack of example or acceptable standards. Fit parents who simply choose to live apart must compete for court awards while demonstrating their parenting skills at a very dear price to families and children. In short, discrimination is profitable, no different than slavery or underpaid women.

The second answer is political: the principles embodied within our Constitution can be twisted to suit the politics of a given day. So, for example, African-Americans were not considered citizens in the 1850s, hence they had no standing to bring a civil rights case challenging slavery, see Dred Scott v Sandford, 60 US 393 (1857). After the Civil War, they were citizens but made to live separate from the “more equal” ones, Plessey v Ferguson, 163 US 165 (1896). Women were not citizens under the 15th Amendment even after the Civil War. Hence, they were incompetent to vote in the 1872 national elections, United States v Susan B. Anthony, 24 Fed. Cas. 829 (1873).

More than 150 years later, it seems that little has changed with respect to the same principles when applied to fathers seeking to obtain more time with their offspring and equal authority in childrearing. This point was made evident in a trilogy of cases brought by parental advocate, Dr. Leon R. Koziol, entitled Parent v New York; Koziol v Lippman; and Koziol v Peters. As stated at www.leonkoziol.com, this is the last in a three part series we call the Civil Rights Trilogy, designed to stimulate your participation and support behind a growing movement to reform our nation’s divorce and family courts.

Today we focus on the last case. Like the earlier two, it was analyzed in a Memorandum of Law filed last week by Dr. Koziol in the case of Koziol v King. The latest one comes as a result of the recent unanimous Supreme Court ruling which criticized lower federal courts for abusing an abstention doctrine to dismiss meritorious civil rights cases such as the Civil Rights Trilogy. A relevant excerpt is attached. The Koziol v Peters case could well be compared to the experience of Susan B. Anthony when she litigated her rights in the same federal court in northern New York. Indeed, she faced everything from standing and jurisdiction issues to the deprivation of her jury rights before being convicted for the federal offense of voting in a congressional election.

In Koziol’s case, his children, law license and livelihood were seized also without a jury in retaliation for his exercise of citizen rights. Invidious targeting of his activity was remarkably similar. And, in an ironic twist, his first license suspension for conscientious opposition to unjust support orders came in the same city of Rochester, New York where Ms. Anthony was arrested. It occurred in a court room dedicated to her achievements. Put simply, there is little to distinguish Koziol’s modern ordeal from the one faced by Ms. Anthony. While being prosecuted, she continued to defy oppression with bold outspokenness and a refusal to pay her fine upon conviction. Today, we find a man seeking to overcome long held prejudices regarding a father’s place in the childrearing hierarchy. Like the 19th Century judges dismissing sound human rights principles, Judge Thomas McAvoy dismissed the ones put before him two centuries later, to wit:

1) Does a father truly have an equal right to raise his offspring?

2) Can the state abuse licensing authority to censor free speech and reform?

3) Is it not a federal court’s duty to safeguard federal rights when the state      violates them?

Like the case of United States v Susan B. Anthony, the federal court here in upstate New York refuses to consider long overdue precedent when the timing and circumstances are so ripe. Instead it misrepresents the law and facts while exercising the expedient option of abstaining from jurisdiction and constitutional duty. Worse yet, it has exploited such rare opportunities to defame and suppress the messengers of reform. With such a profound backdrop, we ask you to assist in our cause. Without resources, we cannot continue this fight. Please share our message. We offer speaking engagements, donation options and a Court Program to assist self-represented parents and those facing the high cost of divorce, custody and support litigation.

WHILE PARENTS RALLIED FOR DIVORCE AND FAMILY COURT REFORM, FEDERAL APPEALS COURT CLOSED ITS DOORS

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In follow-up to our August 4, 2014 post, today we bring you Part Two of our trilogy concerning a prior test case brought by parental rights advocate, Dr. Leon R. Koziol in Parent v New York. As explained, the United States Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling which showed that the test case was properly litigated, both in the lower federal court (yesterday’s post) and on appeal before the Second Circuit federal appeals court in New York City.

On June 15, 2012, a large gathering of parents and civil rights advocates rallied at Foley Square outside a federal appeals court in lower Manhattan in support of Parent v New York. This was a case designed to secure constitutional rights and fair treatment for parents routinely abused in New York’s domestic relations courts. Meanwhile, inside the court house, a decision was being made without public argument. We have included video clips of that rally here.

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a summary order affirming lower court dismissal of the Parent case on grounds of Younger abstention. However, the recent unanimous Supreme Court ruling in Sprint Communications v Jacobs now verifies the erroneous nature of that order. Because Koziol’s constitutional challenges were wrongly declined, no decision on their merits has ever properly occurred. Hence the new case, Koziol v King, was filed last week with its added First Amendment claims, including disciplinary and Family Court retaliation for Koziol’s testimony at the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption.

A relevant excerpt from Dr. Koziol’s memorandum of law in support of a preliminary injunction in the new case is attached. As stated, we are dedicating this trilogy to all parents abused in our nation’s divorce and family courts. We would like to especially thank all those volunteers who rallied behind our cause two years ago. It turns out, you folks were correct as well in this movement to restore integrity and justice in our states’ third branch of government. Kindly share this post with others. We continue to rely on donations, additionally offering a Court Program to assist self-represented parents or those anxious to reduce costly litigation.