The U.S. Government Have Decided to Blitz LIT
LIT’s legal blog fits the statutory meaning of “exercise of the right of free speech” and is therefore the type of protected communications and/or is clearly related to matters of public concern, as LIT serves it’s blog to the public community.
However, when LIT’s legal blog investigates and writes negatively about the 3 Branches of Government, especially the judiciary, then this immunity is apparently rescinded. The following judges have endorsed LIT’s statement in their signed Power of Attorney letters to the third party vendor responsible for transmitting the invalid removal requests.
June 02, 2023
Dear Legal Representative:
Please be advised that Abine, Inc. dba DeleteMe, is an authorized agent through the Administrative Office of the US Courts to act on behalf of the Honorable (Andrew Oldham, Don Willett, John DeGravelles, Mark Lane Hornsby, Matthew Kacsmaryk, Stephen Higginson, Sul Ozerden, Taylor McNeel). We are requesting that the following information be removed from LawsInTexas.com:
Andrew Oldham 845 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX – 78620
John DeGravelles 632 Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA – 70808
Mark Lane Hornsby 4270 McKneely Rd, Shreveport, LA – 71107
Matthew Kacsmaryk 8007 Valcour Dr, Amarillo, TX – 79119
Stephen Higginson 639 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA – 70118
Sul Ozerden 385 Fly-Away Ct, Biloxi, MS – 39531
A new bill was recently passed and now has been enacted in Congress, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023, named Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2022 (H.R. 7776, Sec. 5931 – the “Act”).
This Act prohibits individuals and businesses from disclosing covered information of at-risk individuals, who are defined as federal judges and their immediate families, as publicly available content, and upon written request from the federal judge affected or their authorized agent, requires their covered information to be removed from any publicly available content within 72 hours of the request for removal.
The Act defines a data broker as “a commercial entity engaged in collecting, assembling, or maintaining personal information concerning an individual who is not a customer, client, or an employee of that entity in order to sell the information or otherwise profit from providing third-party access to the information”.
Further, the Act sets forth that “It shall be unlawful for a data broker to knowingly sell, license, trade for consideration, transfer, or purchase covered information for an at-risk individual or immediate family member.”
LawsInTexas.com is a data broker website
which collects and shares name, address, relatives, and age online, therefore, LawsInTexas.com is a data broker under the Act. The information LawsInTexas.com discloses is publicly available content because the name, address, relatives, and age, that may include covered information of at-risk individuals, are shared on the public internet (“online”).
Therefore, this letter (the “Removal Request”) serves as a formal written request, on behalf of the Honorable (Andrew Oldham, Don Willett, John DeGravelles, Mark Lane Hornsby, Matthew Kacsmaryk, Stephen Higginson, Sul Ozerden, Taylor McNeel), for LawsInTexas.com to remove all of their covered information and any included immediate family member’s covered information from LawsInTexas.com and any affiliate database sites, as defined under the Act.
Please be advised that this Removal Request will not be one in a series of Removal Request letters and that under the Act receipt of this Removal Request obligates LawsInTexas.com to abide by this Removal Request within 72 hours of receipt of this letter.
Likewise, any failure to remove the covered information from LawsInTexas.com and any affiliate database sites within 72 hours of receipt of this Removal Request is a violation of the Act whereby the federal judge, including any of their immediate family members, “may bring an action seeking injunctive or declaratory relief in any court of competent jurisdiction” against LawsInTexas.com.
Should you have any questions, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Judge Willett taking his own family security seriously on Social Media
This was tweeted on May 26. The removal request on June 2. That’s only a week later.
5-year Twitter silence broken!
Jacob—the firstborn wee Willett—graduates HS tonight!
CONGRATS, Jake! 🥳
🦅 Eagle Scout
🥋 black belt
🐻 bound 4 @Baylor Honors College
God has planted greatness in you, Jacob!
We couldn’t be prouder.
— Judge Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) May 26, 2023
LIT is neither a “Data Broker”, nor a “Commercial Entity”
JUN 2, 2023 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: JUN 3, 2023
Can a non-profit be called a ‘commercial entity’?
No, a non-profit organization cannot be called a commercial entity. Non-profit organizations, also known as not-for-profit organizations, are established with the primary goal of furthering a particular social cause or providing a public benefit. They are typically exempt from certain taxes because their profits are not distributed to owners or shareholders but are reinvested into the organization to support its mission.
On the other hand, a commercial entity, such as a corporation or a business, is established with the intention of making a profit for its owners or shareholders. Commercial entities engage in activities and transactions primarily for financial gain.
While both non-profit organizations and commercial entities operate in the realm of business and can have revenue streams, their fundamental purposes and structures are different. Non-profits are focused on fulfilling a social mission, while commercial entities are primarily concerned with generating profits.
“To curb the rise in threats and harassment against federal judges, the Threat Management Branch of the AO’s Judiciary Security Division has recently instituted various initiatives to identify, remove, and monitor judges’ PII including email addresses which appear in;
state and local public records,
the dark web.
A public filing which republishes federal judges’ email addresses undermines these efforts. ”
Several states have enacted legislation to help keep PII of judges and public officials confidential, see e.g. , Nev. Rev. Stat . §§ 247.500 -600, 250.100-230, 293.900-920; Ill. Comp. Stat . §§ 90/1, 90/2, 90/3, 90/4; Va. Code Ann . § 18.2-186.4:1 ; Utah Code Ann . § 63G-2-303 ; Mass. Gen. Laws Ann . 66 § 10B, and there is promising proposed federal legislation which would also protect judges’ PII. See Madison Alder, Judicial Security Measure Added to Must-Pass Senate Defense Bill , Bloomberg Law , Oct. 11, 2022 (reporting that the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021 – a bill that would protect federal judges’ PII online – has been added to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023).
“The Court notes that Plaintiff’s motion for recusal links my spouse to me and discloses certain information about my spouse (through their linkage to me) that likely would be considered “covered information” in the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021. S. 2340, 117th Cong. (2021). The motion for recusal gratuitously paid lip service to the notion of privacy by redacting only a picture of Dr. SL, while leaving repeated instances of “covered information” intact in the filing.”
Download the Overview (2020 Edition) (PDF)
The “Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974,” prepared by the Department of Justice’s Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL), constitutes a discussion of various provisions of the Privacy Act, as addressed by court decisions in cases involving the Act’s disclosure prohibition, its access and amendment provisions, and its agency recordkeeping requirements.
Tracking the provisions of the Act itself, the Overview provides reference to and legal analysis of court decisions interpreting the Act. It is a comprehensive — but not exhaustive — resource that describes the current state of the law.
The Overview is not intended to provide policy guidance or create policy, as that role statutorily rests with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and where OMB has issued policy guidance on particular provisions of the Act, citation to such guidance is provided in the Overview. The 2020 edition of the Overview includes cases through April of 2020. It was published electronically in October 2020 and sent for print publication in November 2020. The online version will be a living document, and updated by OPCL in its discretion as appropriate.
OPCL is very pleased to provide this updated revision of the Overview, and could not have done so without the commitment of OPCL’s dedicated staff and the interagency Overview Working Group, who are recognized individually on the accompanying masthead. The organization and development of legal materials are the work product of OPCL, which is responsible for the Overview’s content.
Peter A. Winn
Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer
United States Department of Justice
A. Legislative History
B. Privacy Protection Study Commission
C. Office of Management and Budget Guidance
D. Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act
JUDICIAL REDRESS ACT
A. Extension of Privacy Act Remedies to Citizens of Designated Countries
B. Attorney General Designations Related to the U.S.-EU Data Protection and Privacy Agreement
1. Covered Countries under the DPPA
2. Designated Federal Agency or Component under the DPPA
A. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(1) – Agency
B. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(2) – Individual
C. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(3) – Maintain
D. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(4) – Record
E. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(5) – System of Records
CONDITIONS OF DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
A. The “No Disclosure without Consent” Rule
B. Twelve Exceptions to the “No Disclosure without Consent” Rule
1. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(1) – Need to Know within Agency
2. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(2) – Required FOIA Disclosure
3. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(3) – Routine Uses
4. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(4) – Bureau of the Census
5. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(5) – Statistical Research
6. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(6) – National Archives
7. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(7) – Law Enforcement Request
8. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(8) – Health or Safety of an Individual
9. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(9) – Congress
10. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(10) – Government Accountability Office
11. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(11) – Court Order
12. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(12) – Debt Collection Act
ACCOUNTING OF CERTAIN DISCLOSURES
INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT OF ACCESS
A. The Privacy Act and the FOIA
B. FOIA/Privacy Act Interface Examples: Access
C. Records Requests and Searches
D. Third Party Interests
INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT OF AMENDMENT
A. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(1) – Maintain Only Relevant and Necessary Information
B. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(2) – Collect Information, to the Greatest Extent Practicable, Directly from the Individual
C. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3) – Inform Individuals when Asking to Collect Information
D. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(4) – Publish System of Records Notice
E. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(5) – Maintain Accurate, Relevant, Timely, and Complete Records
F. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(6) – Review Records Prior to Dissemination
G. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(7) – Record Describing The Exercise of Rights Guaranteed by the First Amendment
H. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(8) – Notice of Court Disclosure
I. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(9) – Rules of Conduct
J. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(10) Establish Safeguards
K. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(11) Publish New or Intended Use
A. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f)(1) – Establish Notification Procedures
B. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f)(2) – Define Time, Place, and Requirements for Identifying Individuals
C. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f)(3) – Establish Procedures for Disclosure of Records to Individuals
D. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f)(4) – Establish Procedures for Requests and Appeals
E. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f)(5) – Establish Copying Fees
A. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(g)(1)(A) – Amendment Lawsuits
B. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(g)(1)(B) – Access Lawsuits
C. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(g)(1)(C) – Damages Lawsuits for Failure to Assure Fairness in Agency Determination
D. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(g)(1)(D) – Damages Lawsuits For Failure to Comply with Other Privacy Act Provisions
E. Principles Applicable to Damages Lawsuits
1. Intentional or Willful Standard
2. Actual Damages
3. Limits on Injunctive Relief for Damages Claims
4. Additional Considerations for Damages Claims
F. Principles Applicable to All Privacy Act Civil Actions
1. Attorney Fees and Costs
2. Jurisdiction and Venue
3. Statute of Limitations
4. Jury Trial
A. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(d)(5) – Special Exemption for Information Compiled for Civil Action
B. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(j) – Two General Exemptions for Central Intelligence Agency and Criminal Law Enforcement
C. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k) – Seven Specific Exemption Rules Agencies May Promulgate
1. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(1) – FOIA Exemption 1, Classified Information
2. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(2) – Investigative Law Enforcement Materials
3. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(3) – Secret Service Records
4. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(4) – Statistical Records
5. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(5) – Source-Identifying Investigatory Material Compiled for Determining Suitability, Eligibility, or Other Qualification
6. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(6) – Testing or Examination Materials
7. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(k)(7) – Source-Identifying Armed Services Promotion Material
DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
A. Exception for Disclosures Required by Federal Statute
B. Exception for Laws and Regulations in Effect before January 1, 1975
C. Federal, State, and Local Government Notice Requirements
D. Causes of Action
ARCHIVAL RECORDS AND NEW SYSTEMS AND MATCHING PROVISIONS
Overview of the Privacy Act, 2020 Edition References
Updated October 12, 2022
View PDF (41 Pages)
Student Loan Servicing Alliance v. Dist. of Columbia, 351 F. Supp. 3d 26, 60 (D.D.C. 2018)
“The Privacy Act governs the disclosure of individuals’ personal information by federal government departments and agencies.
See 5 U.S.C. § 552 ;
see also Alexander v. FBI, 971 F.Supp. 603, 605-06 (D.D.C. 1997).” – “Filegate”, Hillary Clinton.
Hiding Public Records Starts at the Highest Court
The Judiciary Cannot “Police Themselves”. However, the Ochlocracy Continues while Citizens and Journalists Access to view Public Records regarding Real Property transactions by Judges and Justices is Extinguished. Watch MSNBC’s video below and read our articles on LIT for proof. We’ve amassed a substantial dossier of the corruption.
The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2022 Does not Apply to LawsInTexas.com, a Legal Blog providing commentary and news which is a matter of public concern
Courts have held articles reporting on an attorney’s legal services and practice of law, legal misconduct, judicial corruption, and public corruption is a matter of public concern, thus LIT is exercising the right to free speech.
Who introduced Bill S2340? A Senator Under Investigation. And look at the related articles in the search results below.
Federal investigators leading an inquiry into Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the powerful Democratic chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, subpoenaed records this week from at least one longtime New Jersey mayor and state senator, Nicholas Sacco, several officials said.
The subpoena was delivered at about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the day after a momentous election in Hudson County, a famously sharp-elbowed political proving ground in northern New Jersey where Mr. Menendez cut his teeth as a lawmaker.
The request for the documents made clear that Mr. Sacco, a Democrat who has served in the State Senate for 30 years and on Tuesday was re-elected to his ninth term as mayor of North Bergen, N.J., was not a target of the inquiry, according to his spokesman, Phil Swibinski.
Mr. Sacco will “cooperate fully and provide any requested information, as he would with any law enforcement inquiry,” Mr. Swibinski said in an email.
“Mayor Sacco has been assured that he is not a target of the investigation and was approached only as a potential witness,” added Mr. Swibinski, whose public relations firm also does work for the state’s Democratic Party.
Nicholas Sacco has served in the New Jersey Senate for 30 years and is also the mayor of North Bergen, N.J.
There have been few outward signs of movement in the federal investigation of Mr. Menendez since an initial blitz of subpoenas became public in October. And Mr. Menendez, 69, has continued to raise funds at a brisk clip for his expected run next year for a fourth term in the United States Senate.
But even while amassing more than $1 million in donations during the first quarter of the year, Mr. Menendez was also paying large bills related to the investigation, according to Federal Election Commission records filed last month.
Michael Soliman, a spokesman and close political adviser to Mr. Menendez, has said that the senator planned to create a legal-defense fund to pay for costs associated with the investigation, which is being led by prosecutors in the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.
“Senator Menendez is confident that this official inquiry will be successfully closed,”
Mr. Soliman said last month.
“But as it is still unresolved, he will be opening a separate legal-defense fund so as not to drain any further campaign funds.”
The nature and extent of the investigation into Mr. Menendez is unclear, but it is related at least in part to a New Jersey start-up company, IS EG Halal, which over the course of a year became the sole entity authorized to certify that halal meat imported into Egypt from anywhere in the world was prepared according to Islamic law.
Wednesday’s subpoena seeks records related to the halal enterprise as well as information about a bill that Mr. Sacco has twice sponsored in Trenton with Senator Brian Stack, according to a person familiar with the details of the subpoena, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the document publicly.
The subpoena specifically asked for any correspondence about the bill from Mr. Menendez; his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez; or Fred Daibes, one of the region’s most prominent developers, who pleaded guilty last year to a federal banking crime, the person said.
Mr. Soliman declined to comment on the subpoena. Mr. Stack, who is also the mayor of Union City, N.J., a job Mr. Menendez held in the 1980s and early ’90s, did not return calls.
The bill, the Palisades Cliffs Protection and Planning Act, has not advanced in the Legislature but would limit the height of development projects near the Palisades, along the Hudson River. The legislation faced opposition from construction trade unions and some developers.
Mr. Daibes’s negotiated plea agreement required no prison time. And this month, Mr. Daibes, an Edgewater, N.J.-based builder whose projects transformed the Hudson River waterfront, was the subject of a scathing 83-page report from New Jersey’s Commission of Investigation.
The commission found that Mr. Daibes had provided direct and indirect financial benefits to elected leaders in Edgewater, and that he held outsize influence on policy decisions in the borough. Neither he nor his lawyer could be immediately reached for comment.
Mr. Menendez has maintained from the start that he would cooperate fully with any investigation. And F.E.C. reports indicate that his lawyers have been doing so.
Since January, his campaign committee has paid $127,000 to Winston & Strawn, a law firm led by Abbe Lowell, who represented Mr. Menendez during a two-month bribery trial in 2017, the records show. The case ended in a mistrial after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, and prosecutors declined to retry Mr. Menendez after a judge dismissed many of the charges.
Mr. Menendez’s campaign committee also paid $48,000 to Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears, a Washington law firm, and $55,000 to Haystack ID, a company enlisted last year by the Trump Organization to respond to subpoenas from New York’s attorney general after former President Donald J. Trump was held in contempt of court for failing to do so.
Representatives from Haystack and the two law firms did not reply to calls or emails.
This Act may be cited as the “Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021”.
In this Act:
Amounts appropriated to the Federal judiciary for fiscal year 2022, and each fiscal year thereafter, may be used for biannual judicial security training for active, senior, or recalled Federal judges described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of section 3(4) and their immediate family, including—
If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act and the amendments made by this Act, and the application of the remaining provisions of this Act and amendments to any person or circumstance shall not be affected.
Calendar No. 190
To improve the safety and security of the Federal judiciary.
December 16, 2021
Reported with an amendment
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— lawsinusa (@lawsinusa) June 1, 2023
Mark Lane Hornsby
LIT Audit Results: LIT holds ZERO data on Magistrate Judge Mark L Hornsby
The following page has references to Hornsby, a case citation to a plaintiff of same surname.
LIT Audit Results: LIT holds ZERO data on Federal Judge Kacsmaryk.
The following page has three references to Kacsmaryk
The reference is from a republished “Dallas Morning News” article, which is still active (paywalled).
The following page has two references to Kacsmaryk
The reference is from a republished “Rollcall.com” article, which is still active.
There’s also a link to the Senate Judiciary Questionnaire and a web archive page about the judge from NDTX US Courts website.
LIT Audit Results: LIT holds ZERO data on Federal Judge DeGravelles.
The following page has two references to John DeGravelles
The reference is from a republished “The Advocate” article, which is still active.
LIT Audit Results: LIT holds ZERO data on Federal Judge Ozerden.
The following page has two references to Sul Ozerden
The following page republishes active Politico article(s) regarding Sul Ozerden
The following page republishes active Politico article(s) regarding Sul Ozerden
LIT Audit Results: LIT holds ZERO data on Federal Judge McNeel.
“We need to hide personal information which can be used against us by LIT to show how corrupt our gov. and judiciary has become” Ain’t that the real facts behind this direct retaliation and unconstitutional privacy act? @CoryBooker @SenatorMenendez @DickDurbin @LindseyGrahamSC pic.twitter.com/L07bzSNCvA
— lawsinusa (@lawsinusa) June 4, 2023